Ray Grimes Stats

Ray Grimes was born on Monday, September 11, 1893, in Bergholz, Ohio. Grimes was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 24, 1920, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Ray Grimes baseball stats page.

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"In fact, he's (Ray Grimes) about the best looking first sacker to wear a Cub uniform since the days of Frank Chance ." - The Sporting News (May 12, 1921)

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Birth Name:
Oscar Ray Grimes
Nickname:
Bummer
Born On:
09-11-1893  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bergholz, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-25-1953 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Minerva, Ohio
Cemetery:
East Lawn Cemetery, Minerva, Ohio
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
168
First Game:
09-24-1920 (Age 27)
Last Game:
08-12-1926
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Ray Grimes Pitching Stats

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Ray Grimes Hitting Stats

1920 27 Red Sox 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 0 - .250 .400 .250
1921 28 Cubs 147 530 91 170 38 6 6 0 79 70 - 55 16 0 6 - .321 .406 .449
1922 29 Cubs 138 509 99 180 45 12 14 0 99 75 - 33 6 0 6 - .354 .442 .572
1923 30 Cubs 64 216 32 71 7 2 2 0 36 24 - 17 3 0 2 - .329 .401 .407
1924 31 Cubs 51 177 33 53 6 5 5 0 34 28 - 15 4 0 2 - .299 .401 .475
1926 33 Phillies 32 101 13 30 5 0 0 0 15 6 - 13 1 0 1 - .297 .343 .347
6 Years 433 1,537 269 505 101 25 27 0 263 204 - 133 30 0 17 - .329 .413 .480

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Ray Grimes Fielding Stats

1920 Red Sox 1B 1 1 27 13 13.0 13 13 0 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.00
1921 Cubs 1B 147 146 3,876 1,624 11.0 1,612 1,544 68 12 93 n/a n/a n/a .993 11.23
1922 Cubs 1B 138 138 3,573 1,465 10.6 1,446 1,378 68 19 106 n/a n/a n/a .987 10.93
1923 Cubs 1B 62 62 1,449 665 10.7 659 629 30 6 46 n/a n/a n/a .991 12.28
1924 Cubs 1B 50 49 1,290 552 11.0 542 530 12 10 40 n/a n/a n/a .982 11.34
1926 Phillies 1B 28 22 549 262 9.4 257 241 16 5 28 n/a n/a n/a .981 12.64
1B Totals 426 418 10,764 4,581 10.8 4,529 4,335 194 52 315 n/a n/a n/a .989 11.36
6 Years 426 418 10,764 4,581 10.8 4,529 4,335 194 52 315 n/a n/a n/a .989 11.36

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Ray Grimes Miscellaneous Stats

1920 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1921 Cubs 5 8 .385 1 0 n/a 88.3 9.6 6.7 - - -
1922 Cubs 7 7 .500 0 0 n/a 36.4 15.4 5.1 - - -
1923 Cubs 5 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 108.0 12.7 6.0 - - -
1924 Cubs 4 2 .667 1 0 n/a 35.4 11.8 5.2 - - -
1926 Phillies 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 0.0 7.8 6.7 - - -
6 Years 21 17 .553 8 0 n/a 56.9 11.6 5.8 - - -

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Ray Grimes Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1920 Boston Red Sox n/a Undetermined n/a -
1921 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1922 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1923 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1924 Chicago Cubs n/a Undetermined n/a -
1926 Philadelphia Phillies n/a Undetermined n/a -
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Did you know Ray Grimes is the only player in Major League history to drive in at least one run in seventeen consecutive games? In the RBI Record Book ( Most Games With An RBI, Consecutively, 1 RBI in Each Game ), Grimes sits alone at the top ahead of Mike Piazza (15 games), Jorge Cantu (14 games), Tris Speaker (14 games, American League record holder) and George Van Haltren (14 games).

Ray Grimes and Oscar Grimes
Ray Grimes and Oscar Grimes | The Bakersfield Californian | June 8, 1939
Ray Grimes and his brother Roy Grimes both broke into the majors in 1920. Ray and Roy were twins , both born in Bergholz, Ohio, both on September 11, 1893, and the duo were the third set of twins (1. Bill Hunter & George Hunter | 2. Joe Shannon & Red Shannon ) to make it to the show. Eighteen years later, Ray, and his son Oscar Grimes , would enter the baseball family tree in a new section, fathers and sons (pictured above) who made it the show.

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Ray Grimes | 1922 E120 American Caramel | Baseball Almanac Collection
In 1922, Ray Grimes', in his second season with the Cubs (pictured above), batting average was .354 (#2 in the National League, behind Rogers Hornsby , Top 25 ), his on base percentage was .442 (#2 in the National League, behind Rogers Hornsby , Top 25 ), and his slugging percentage was .572 (#2 in the National League, behind Rogers Hornsby , Top 25 ).

Last-Modified: September 11, 2019 1:08 PM EST

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