Oscar Grimes
Oscar Ray (Jr.) Grimes
 
 
Born: April 13, 1915 in Minerva, OH
Died: May 19, 1993 - 78 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 5'11" Wt: 178
(legend)
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Comparison

Comparison
Third Basemen
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Stan Hack
1932 - 1947
3B
52.5
 
52.6
1.4
0.0
1.5
2 Bob Elliott
1939 - 1953
3B
50.7
 
51.8
-3.0
0.0
-1.9
3 Harlond Clift
1934 - 1945
3B
39.1
 
38.9
2.2
0.0
2.0
4 George Kell
1943 - 1957
3B
37.5
Pl
 
35.4
1.6
0.0
-0.6
5 Ken Keltner
1937 - 1950
3B
33.8
WW2
 
27.4
7.2
0.0
0.7
6 Pinky Higgins
1930 - 1946
3B
27.7
WW2
 
33.7
-3.7
0.0
2.3
7 Buddy Lewis
1935 - 1949
3B
26.8
WW2
 
26.1
-1.3
0.0
-2.0
8 Billy Werber
1930 - 1942
3B
24.9
 
21.6
5.5
0.0
2.2
9 Whitey Kurowski
1941 - 1949
3B
24.0
 
24.4
-0.1
0.0
0.3
10 Red Rolfe
1931 - 1942
3B
23.6
 
19.9
5.7
0.0
2.1
11 Billy Johnson
1943 - 1953
3B
15.0
WW2
 
11.8
3.2
0.0
-0.1
12 Hank Majeski
1939 - 1955
3B
13.3
WW2
 
10.5
3.1
0.0
0.3
13 Pinky May
1939 - 1943
3B
12.5
WW2
 
10.1
2.8
0.0
0.4
14 Cookie Lavagetto
1934 - 1947
3B
11.1
WW2
 
15.6
-2.9
0.0
1.6
15 Billy Cox
1941 - 1955
3B
10.0
WW2
 
10.1
2.7
0.0
2.8
16 Jim Tabor
1938 - 1947
3B
9.3
WW2
 
11.6
-1.8
0.0
0.5
17 Lew Riggs
1934 - 1946
3B
8.8
WW2
 
7.2
2.4
0.0
0.9
18 Floyd Baker
1943 - 1955
3B
7.6
 
4.1
4.3
0.0
0.8
19 Lee Handley
1936 - 1947
3B
6.4
 
6.6
1.1
0.0
1.2
20 Oscar Grimes
1938 - 1946
3B
5.8
 
7.6
-1.2
0.0
0.6
21 Bill Brubaker
1932 - 1943
3B
3.2
 
4.5
-0.5
0.0
0.8
22 Nap Reyes
1943 - 1950
3B
2.5
 
2.5
-0.4
0.0
-0.5
23 Jack Saltzgaver
1932 - 1945
3B
2.2
 
2.3
0.3
0.0
0.5
24 Ellis Clary
1942 - 1945
3B
2.1
 
3.4
-0.9
0.0
0.4
25 Don Ross
1938 - 1946
3B
2.0
 
2.6
-0.8
0.0
-0.3
26 Steve Mesner
1938 - 1945
3B
2.0
 
0.6
1.6
0.0
0.2
27 Dario Lodigiani
1938 - 1946
3B
1.9
WW2
 
3.1
-0.6
0.0
0.7
28 Sibby Sisti
1939 - 1954
3B
1.8
WW2
 
6.8
-1.9
0.0
3.1
29 Don Lang
1938 - 1948
3B
1.8
WW2
 
1.4
0.5
0.0
0.1
30 Jimmy Grant
1942 - 1944
3B
1.0
 
1.3
-0.1
0.0
0.1
31 Buddy Blair
1942 - 1942
3B
0.9
WW2
 
1.4
-0.5
0.0
0.1
32 Hal Luby
1936 - 1944
3B
0.9
WW2
 
1.1
0.0
0.0
0.3
33 Al Rubeling
1940 - 1944
3B
0.8
 
1.1
0.1
0.0
0.4
34 Nanny Fernandez
1942 - 1950
3B
0.7
WW2
 
1.7
-0.8
0.0
0.2
35 Hillis Layne
1941 - 1945
3B
0.7
WW2
 
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
36 George Archie
1938 - 1946
3B
0.5
WW2
 
0.9
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
37 Gil Torres
1940 - 1946
3B
0.4
 
0.6
1.2
-0.1
1.3
38 Gil English
1931 - 1944
3B
0.4
 
0.5
0.5
0.0
0.6
39 Damon Phillips
1942 - 1946
3B
0.3
WW2
 
0.2
0.7
0.0
0.6
40 Cy Block
1942 - 1946
3B
0.3
WW2
 
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.0
41 Ducky Detweiler
1942 - 1946
3B
0.2
WW2
 
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.0
42 Joe Abreu
1942 - 1942
3B
0.1
WW2
 
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
43 Vern Benson
1943 - 1953
3B
0.1
WW2
 
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
44 Eddie Turchin
1943 - 1943
3B
0.1
WW2
 
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
45 John Davis
1941 - 1941
3B
-0.1
WW2
 
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
46 Bert Hodge
1942 - 1942
3B
-0.1
 
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
47 Ted Sepkowski
1942 - 1947
3B
-0.2
WW2
 
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
48 Nick Polly
1937 - 1945
3B
-0.2
 
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
49 Stan Galle
1942 - 1942
3B
-0.2
WW2
 
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
50 Tom Hafey
1939 - 1944
3B
-0.3
 
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
 
  Oscar Grimes
1938 - 1946
3B
5.8
 
7.6
-1.2
0.0
0.6
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