Claude Bodns Grier
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 182 lb.
- School North Carolina A&T State University
- Debut 1924
- Final Game 1928
- Born March 24, 1904 in Catawba County, NC USA
- Died March 1, 1967 in Newton, NC USA
Grier's big season started off on an okay note at 8-6 but he then went 17-6 the rest of the way for a 25-12 record, leading the Eastern Colored League in wins. His 3.16 RA was fourth, trailing Zip Campbell, Nip Winters and Phil Cockrell. Red lost game two of the 1926 Negro World Series, giving up 7 runs in under five innings to the Chicago American Giants. Returning to the mound a day later on October 3, he made history with a no-hitter. He walked six and fanned eight in the game for the ages. The left-hander beat Chicago, 6-4, on October 6, lost game 9, 6-3, to Rube Currie. Overall, his Series record was unimpressive (2-2, 5.53 RA) and Atlantic City had lost, 5 games to 4, but Grier's no-hitter would not be forgotten.
Grier went 5-3 between three different Cuban Winter League teams in 1926-1927, tying major leaguer Pedro Dibut for the league lead in victories. After having won 32 games and lost 17 in the span of a year, Red's arm was dead. He went 1-2 in 1927 and did not pitch in the 1927 Negro World Series, then sat out 1928. Returning in 1929, he went 5-1 for the Cuban Stars to end his career.
- ECL Games Pitched Leader (1926)
- ECL Saves Leader (1926)
- ECL Strikeouts Leader (1926)
- ECL Complete Games Leader (1926)
- ECL Shutouts Leader (1924)
- The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James Riley
- The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues by John Holway
- Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History by Jorge Figueredo