Burleigh Grimes
Burleigh Arland Grimes
(Ol' Stubblebeard)
 
Born: August 18, 1893 in Emerald, WI
Died: December 6, 1985 - 92 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'10" Wt: 175
(legend)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 1964
- Purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates from Birmingham in 1916
- Served in the Navy during World War I
- Visit Grimes's Managerial Page

Comparison

Comparison
Starting Pitchers
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Walter Johnson
1907 - 1927
SP
165.6
Pl
 
13.3
-0.1
152.3
-0.0
2 Pete Alexander
1911 - 1930
SP
120.1
Pl
WW1
 
3.3
-0.2
117.0
0.0
3 Lefty Grove
1925 - 1941
SP
103.6
Pl
 
-6.3
0.1
109.9
0.1
4 Ted Lyons
1923 - 1946
SP
71.5
Pl
WW2
 
4.4
0.1
67.2
0.1
5 Red Ruffing
1924 - 1947
SP
70.3
Pl
WW2
 
15.0
0.1
55.3
0.1
6 Carl Hubbell
1928 - 1943
SP
67.5
Pl
 
-0.3
-0.1
67.8
-0.1
7 Red Faber
1914 - 1933
SP
64.9
Pl
WW1
 
-3.5
0.0
68.4
0.0
8 Wes Ferrell
1927 - 1941
SP
61.6
 
12.7
0.1
48.8
0.0
9 Stan Coveleski
1912 - 1928
SP
60.2
Pl
 
-5.0
0.0
65.2
0.0
10 Dazzy Vance
1915 - 1935
SP
59.9
Pl
 
-2.5
-0.1
62.5
0.1
11 Urban Shocker
1916 - 1928
SP
58.7
 
3.8
0.0
54.8
0.0
12 Jack Quinn
1909 - 1933
SP
58.1
 
-1.0
0.1
59.1
-0.0
13 George Uhle
1919 - 1936
SP
56.0
 
11.5
0.1
44.4
0.0
14 Eppa Rixey
1912 - 1933
SP
55.4
Pl
WW1
 
-1.3
-0.1
56.8
0.0
15 Wilbur Cooper
1912 - 1926
SP
53.7
 
4.9
-0.1
49.0
0.0
16 Burleigh Grimes
1916 - 1934
SP
52.9
Pl
WW1
 
6.2
-0.1
46.9
0.0
17 Babe Adams
1906 - 1926
SP
52.0
 
2.5
-0.1
49.5
-0.0
18 Waite Hoyt
1918 - 1938
SP
51.8
Pl
WW1
 
-1.6
0.0
53.3
-0.0
19 Carl Mays
1915 - 1929
SP
50.2
 
7.7
-0.0
42.5
-0.0
20 Eddie Rommel
1920 - 1932
SP
50.0
 
-0.4
0.0
50.4
0.0
21 Chief Bender
1903 - 1925
SP
49.5
Pl
 
5.6
-0.1
44.0
-0.1
22 Dolf Luque
1914 - 1935
SP
47.6
Y
 
4.6
-0.2
43.1
-0.1
23 Bob Shawkey
1913 - 1927
SP
46.7
WW1
 
0.5
-0.0
46.2
0.0
24 Red Lucas
1923 - 1938
SP
46.1
 
14.1
0.0
32.0
0.0
25 Herb Pennock
1912 - 1934
SP
44.9
Pl
WW1
 
0.8
0.0
44.1
0.0
26 Mel Harder
1928 - 1947
SP
43.8
 
-4.2
0.0
47.9
0.1
27 Sam Jones
1914 - 1935
SP
43.7
 
3.2
0.0
40.4
-0.0
28 Tom Zachary
1918 - 1936
SP
41.2
 
2.7
0.0
38.6
0.0
29 Joe Wood
1908 - 1922
SP
40.4
 
12.1
-3.5
29.7
-2.1
30 Hooks Dauss
1912 - 1926
SP
39.2
 
4.1
-0.0
35.2
0.0
31 Howard Ehmke
1915 - 1930
SP
38.3
WW1
 
-0.6
0.0
38.9
0.0
32 Jeff Pfeffer
1911 - 1924
SP
38.0
WW1
 
0.2
-0.2
38.1
-0.0
33 Charley Root
1923 - 1941
SP
37.8
 
-0.0
-0.2
38.0
-0.1
34 Joe Bush
1912 - 1928
SP
37.7
 
6.2
-0.1
31.5
-0.1
35 Earl Whitehill
1923 - 1939
SP
37.5
 
1.1
0.0
36.3
0.0
36 Rube Walberg
1923 - 1937
SP
36.3
 
-2.1
0.0
38.3
-0.0
37 Dutch Leonard
1913 - 1925
SP
36.0
WW1
 
-0.4
-0.0
36.4
0.0
38 Freddie Fitzsimmons
1925 - 1943
SP
35.8
 
2.3
-0.1
33.5
-0.0
39 Bump Hadley
1926 - 1941
SP
35.7
 
0.1
0.1
35.6
0.1
40 Jesse Haines
1918 - 1937
SP
32.7
Pl
 
-3.0
-0.1
35.8
0.0
41 Ed Brandt
1928 - 1938
SP
32.1
 
4.3
-0.1
27.8
-0.1
42 Rube Marquard
1908 - 1925
SP
31.9
Pl
WWB
 
-2.2
-0.1
34.2
0.0
43 Willis Hudlin
1926 - 1944
SP
31.7
WW2
 
0.5
0.0
31.2
0.0
44 Bill Sherdel
1918 - 1932
SP
31.4
 
3.6
-0.1
27.9
-0.0
45 Firpo Marberry
1923 - 1936
SP
30.8
 
-1.0
0.0
31.7
0.0
46 Jim Bagby
1912 - 1923
SP
30.2
 
1.3
0.0
28.9
0.0
47 Dutch Ruether
1917 - 1927
SP
29.9
 
6.6
-0.1
23.3
-0.0
48 Art Nehf
1915 - 1929
SP
29.5
 
4.2
-0.1
25.4
-0.0
49 George Mogridge
1911 - 1927
SP
28.9
 
-1.0
-0.0
29.9
-0.0
50 Alvin Crowder
1926 - 1936
SP
28.7
WW1
 
-0.9
0.0
29.6
0.0
51 Lee Meadows
1915 - 1929
SP
28.6
 
-2.3
-0.1
31.1
-0.0
52 Syl Johnson
1922 - 1940
SP
27.8
 
-1.6
-0.1
29.4
-0.1
53 Bob Smith
1923 - 1937
SP
27.0
 
2.3
1.6
24.5
1.5
54 Reb Russell
1913 - 1923
SP
26.9
 
5.4
-0.7
21.6
-0.6
55 Watty Clark
1924 - 1937
SP
26.3
 
0.2
-0.0
26.2
-0.0
56 Sherry Smith
1911 - 1927
SP
26.3
 
2.6
-0.1
23.7
-0.0
57 Lefty Stewart
1921 - 1935
SP
26.1
 
1.3
0.0
24.8
-0.0
58 Tommy Thomas
1926 - 1937
SP
25.9
 
-0.4
0.0
26.3
0.0
59 Hal Carlson
1917 - 1930
SP
25.8
WW1
 
0.9
-0.1
25.0
-0.1
60 Fred Toney
1911 - 1923
SP
25.1
 
-2.5
-0.1
27.7
-0.0
61 Clarence Mitchell
1911 - 1932
SP
24.8
 
5.1
-1.0
20.3
-0.5
62 Dick Rudolph
1910 - 1927
SP
24.8
 
2.0
-0.1
22.8
0.0
63 Ray Kremer
1924 - 1933
SP
23.9
 
-1.5
-0.1
25.5
0.0
64 Dolly Gray
1924 - 1933
SP
23.7
WW1
 
-0.7
0.1
24.3
0.0
65 Vean Gregg
1911 - 1925
SP
23.6
 
-1.2
-0.0
24.8
-0.0
66 Bill Doak
1912 - 1929
SP
23.4
 
-5.8
-0.1
29.2
-0.1
67 Earl Hamilton
1911 - 1924
SP
23.0
WW1
 
-0.8
-0.1
23.8
-0.1
68 Danny MacFayden
1926 - 1943
SP
22.5
 
-3.6
-0.0
26.1
-0.0
69 George Blaeholder
1925 - 1936
SP
22.3
 
-3.0
0.0
25.4
0.0
70 Jesse Barnes
1915 - 1927
SP
21.6
 
0.8
-0.1
21.0
-0.0
71 George Earnshaw
1928 - 1936
SP
21.3
WW2
 
1.3
0.0
20.0
0.0
72 Guy Bush
1923 - 1945
SP
20.5
 
-2.7
-0.1
23.3
-0.0
73 Lloyd Brown
1925 - 1940
SP
20.3
 
0.4
-0.0
19.8
-0.0
74 Pat Malone
1928 - 1937
SP
19.8
 
-1.0
-0.1
20.9
-0.0
75 Leon Cadore
1915 - 1924
SP
19.5
WW1
 
0.5
-0.1
19.0
-0.0
76 Fred Frankhouse
1927 - 1939
SP
19.2
WW2
 
2.0
-0.1
17.2
-0.1
77 Johnny Morrison
1920 - 1930
SP
18.9
 
-2.5
-0.0
21.4
0.0
78 Pete Donohue
1921 - 1932
SP
18.4
 
2.4
-0.1
16.0
0.0
79 Jack Scott
1916 - 1929
SP
18.0
 
5.4
-0.1
12.6
-0.1
80 Joe Shaute
1922 - 1934
SP
17.8
 
3.3
-0.0
14.5
-0.0
81 Vic Aldridge
1917 - 1928
SP
17.4
WW1
 
0.6
-0.0
16.9
0.0
82 Vic Sorrell
1928 - 1937
SP
17.3
WW2
 
-3.2
0.0
20.5
0.0
83 Milt Gaston
1924 - 1934
SP
17.2
 
-0.1
0.0
17.2
0.0
84 Sloppy Thurston
1923 - 1933
SP
17.1
 
4.3
-0.0
12.8
0.0
85 Larry Benton
1923 - 1935
SP
17.1
 
-2.1
-0.1
19.3
0.0
86 Rip Collins
1920 - 1931
SP
16.3
WW1
 
-2.5
0.0
18.7
0.0
87 Elam Vangilder
1919 - 1929
SP
16.3
 
2.0
0.0
14.2
0.0
88 Guy Morton
1914 - 1924
SP
16.3
 
-3.1
-0.0
19.4
-0.0
89 Al Mamaux
1913 - 1924
SP
15.2
 
0.3
-0.1
14.9
-0.0
90 Ben Cantwell
1927 - 1937
SP
15.0
 
1.3
-0.0
13.8
-0.0
91 Rube Benton
1910 - 1925
SP
15.0
WW1
 
-2.0
-0.1
17.1
-0.0
92 Phil Collins
1923 - 1935
SP
14.9
 
-0.8
-0.0
15.7
-0.0
93 Ray Kolp
1921 - 1934
SP
14.6
 
-0.8
-0.0
15.5
0.0
94 Bill Hallahan
1925 - 1938
SP
14.3
WW2
 
-1.5
-0.0
15.8
-0.0
95 Dixie Davis
1912 - 1926
SP
14.3
WW1
 
-0.9
0.0
15.2
0.0
96 Jesse Petty
1921 - 1930
SP
14.2
WW1
 
-3.4
-0.0
17.6
-0.0
97 Bill Walker
1927 - 1936
SP
14.2
 
-3.5
-0.0
17.7
-0.0
98 Jake Miller
1924 - 1933
SP
13.8
 
-2.2
0.0
16.0
-0.0
99 Slim Harriss
1920 - 1928
SP
13.8
 
-4.9
0.0
18.7
-0.0
100 Huck Betts
1920 - 1935
SP
13.7
WW1
 
0.3
-0.1
13.5
-0.0
 
  Burleigh Grimes
1916 - 1934
SP
52.9
Pl
WW1
 
6.2
-0.1
46.9
0.0
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