Gracie Pierce

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Grayson S. Pierce

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Biographical Information[edit]

Grayson "Grace" Pierce played in the majors from 1882 to 1884. He mostly played second base and center field.

In 1886 he and Dasher Troy played for Elmira. He also umpired regularly in the National League that year. He had already umpired a handful of games in the American Association in 1882 and 1884, and would continue to umpire in the NL and Players League until 1893.

Sporting Life called him Grace but never Gracie.

In May 1894 he was said to be sick with a severe case of rheumatism.

"Grace Pierce, the 'original guff', is one of the 'water-yer-soy' umpires. He don't bluff worth a cent." - Sporting Life, Sept. 1, 1886

". . . one of the genuinely unique characters that has been identified with base ball from time to time . . ." - Sporting Life, May 4, 1895

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