Bob Grim Stats

Bob Grim was born on Saturday, March 8, 1930, in New York, New York. Grim was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1954, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bob Grim baseball stats page.

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"He (Bob Grim) has a sneaky fast ball and he throws it low. He has a good curve, and he's not afraid to throw the change-up on any delivery. What did I teach him? I don't know. Maybe nothing." - New York Yankees Pitching Coach Jim Turner in The Saturday Evening Post (April 23, 1955)

Bob Grim

Bob Grim Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive (#252)

Bob Grim Autograph on a 1994 Topps Archive (#252)

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Birth Name:
Robert Anton Grim
Nickname:
Bob
Born On:
03-08-1930  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-23-1996 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Shawnee, Kansas
Cemetery:
Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas
High School:
Lane High School (Brooklyn, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-18-1954 (Age 24)
Last Game:
05-24-1962
Draft:
Not Applicable

Bob Grim

Bob Grim Pitching Stats

1954 24 Yankees 37 20 8 20 6 .769 3.26 8 1 0 199.0 825 175 72 78 9 85 0 108 4 3 0 -
1955 25 Yankees 26 11 6 7 5 .583 4.19 1 1 4 92.1 396 81 43 49 9 42 2 63 2 3 0 -
1956 26 Yankees 26 6 11 6 1 .857 2.77 1 0 5 74.2 309 64 23 27 3 31 0 48 1 2 0 -
1957 27 Yankees 46 0 36 12 8 .600 2.63 0 0 19 72.0 299 60 21 22 5 36 5 52 1 0 0 -
1958 28 Yankees 11 0 6 0 1 .000 5.51 0 0 0 16.1 70 12 10 10 3 10 0 11 0 1 0 -
1958 28 Athletics 26 14 5 7 6 .538 3.56 5 1 0 113.2 490 118 45 54 7 41 4 54 1 3 0 -
1959 29 Athletics 40 9 16 6 10 .375 4.09 3 1 4 125.1 548 124 57 69 10 57 6 65 4 3 0 -
1960 30 Indians 3 0 1 0 1 .000 11.57 0 0 0 2.1 14 6 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 -
1960 30 Reds 26 0 14 2 2 .500 4.45 0 0 2 30.1 133 32 15 18 3 10 2 22 0 0 0 -
1960 30 Cardinals 15 0 10 1 0 1.000 3.05 0 0 0 20.2 92 22 7 7 1 9 1 15 0 0 0 -
1962 32 Athletics 12 0 7 0 1 .000 6.23 0 0 3 13.0 58 14 9 9 0 8 2 3 0 0 0 -
8 Years 268 60 120 61 41 .598 3.61 18 4 37 759.2 3,234 708 305 346 50 330 22 443 13 15 0 -

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Bob Grim Hitting Stats

1954 24 Yankees 37 70 3 10 0 0 1 0 9 2 - 26 7 0 0 1 .143 .167 .186
1955 25 Yankees 26 25 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 9 4 0 1 0 .120 .185 .120
1956 26 Yankees 26 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 9 1 0 0 0 .063 .250 .063
1957 27 Yankees 46 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 .111 .200 .444
1958 28 Yankees 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1958 28 Athletics 26 32 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8 3 0 0 0 .188 .212 .188
1959 29 Athletics 40 32 2 3 0 0 1 1 5 2 0 17 6 1 0 0 .094 .143 .188
1960 30 Indians 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1960 30 Reds 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1960 30 Cardinals 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1962 32 Athletics 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
8 Years 268 189 12 24 0 0 3 1 21 11 0 75 25 1 1 1 .127 .178 .175

Bob Grim

Bob Grim Fielding Stats

1954 Yankees P 37 20 597 38 1.0 37 11 26 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.67
1955 Yankees P 26 11 277 20 0.8 19 5 14 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.85
1956 Yankees P 26 6 224 13 0.5 12 4 8 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.45
1957 Yankees P 46 0 216 17 0.4 17 7 10 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.13
1958 Yankees P 11 0 49 2 0.2 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.10
1958 Athletics P 26 14 341 22 0.8 20 3 17 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.58
1959 Athletics P 40 9 376 21 0.5 20 7 13 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.44
1960 Indians P 3 0 7 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.86
1960 Reds P 26 0 91 5 0.2 4 1 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.19
1960 Cardinals P 15 0 62 5 0.3 5 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
1962 Athletics P 12 0 39 6 0.5 6 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.15
P Totals 268 60 2,279 150 0.6 143 39 104 7 10 n/a n/a n/a .953 1.69
8 Years 268 60 2,279 150 0.6 143 39 104 7 10 n/a n/a n/a .953 1.69

Bob Grim

Bob Grim Miscellaneous Stats

1954 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 70.0 2.7 7.8 1.27 4.88 3.84
1955 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 25.0 1.50 6.14 4.09
1956 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 16.0 1.55 5.79 3.74
1957 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 9.0 2.3 3.0 1.44 6.50 4.50
1958 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.10 6.06 5.51
1958 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 16.0 1.32 4.28 3.25
1959 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 32.0 1.9 6.4 1.14 4.67 4.09
1960 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 7.72 3.86
1960 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.20 6.53 2.97
1960 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 6.53 3.92
1962 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.38 2.08 5.54
8 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 63.0 2.5 9.0 1.34 5.25 3.91

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Bob Grim Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 New York Yankees 55 Undetermined - -
1955 New York Yankees 55 Undetermined - Stats
1956 New York Yankees 55 Undetermined - -
1957 New York Yankees 55 Undetermined Stats Stats
1958 New York Yankees 55 Undetermined - -
1958 Kansas City Athletics 34 Undetermined - -
1959 Kansas City Athletics 34 Undetermined - -
1960 Cleveland Indians 26 Undetermined - -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 46 Undetermined - -
1960 St. Louis Cardinals 46 Undetermined - -
1962 Kansas City Athletics 34 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Bob Grim was the first New York Yankees pitcher to win the Rookie of the Year Award (1954)? The 20-game winner (3.26 ERA, 108 SOs, 8 CGs) received 15 points, beating out Jim Finigan (8 points) and future Hall of Famer Al Kaline (1 point).

Did you know that Bob Grim was only the second American League pitcher to win Rookie of the Year , behind Harry Byrd (1952), and just the fourth overall, behind two National League pitchers, Don Newcombe (1949) and Joe Black (1952)?

Did you know that when Bob Grim made his Major League debut on April 18, 1954 , in Yankee Stadium , he took the mound wearing #55 , becoming the first New York Yankees player to use the number in a regular season game?

Bob Grim, Rookie of the Year
Bob Grim | The Evening Independent (Massillon, OH) | January 17, 1955 | Page 17
On April 14, 1933 , Red Ruffing hit the first game-ending home run by a New York Yankees pitcher. On September 5, 1957 , Bob Grim hit a game-ending home run, the second ever instance by a Bronx Bomber . Both pitchers earned the win, Ruffing had started the game, Grim had entered that same inning in relief.

Bob Grim is the last pitcher in baseball history - from either league - to win at least twenty games in his very first big league season. American League pitchers who came before him were Dave Ferriss (21 wins in 1945), Reb Russell (22 wins in 1913), Hugh Bedient (20 wins in 1912), Vean Gregg (23 wins in 1911), Ed Summers (24 wins in 1908), Roscoe Miller (23 wins in 1901) and Roy Patterson (20 wins in 1901).

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