Bob Grim

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Robert Anton Grim

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Bob Grim missed the 1952 and 1953 seasons due to military service during the Korean War. He returned to become the last American League rookie to win 20 games. In 1954, he went 20-6 with a 3.26 ERA for the New York Yankees en route to winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award. While no one has repeated his feat in the AL, Tom Browning won 20 games as a rookie in the National League in 1985.

Born in New York, NY, Grim graduated from high school in Brooklyn, NY and toiled against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1955 World Series - the only one of the showdowns between baseball's two most dominating clubs of the 1950s that the Dodgers won. He was also a member of the Yankees' World Series-winning team in 1956, but wasn't used in the Fall Classic. Ironically, his big rookie season came in the only year in which the Yankees did not win the pennant between 1949 and 1958.

Notable Achievements[edit]

AL Rookie of the Year
1953 1954 1955
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