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Marv Grissom
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Pitcher
Born: (1918-03-31)March 31, 1918
Los Molinos, California
Died: September 18, 2005(2005-09-18) (aged 87)
Red Bluff, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 11, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record 47–45
Strikeouts 459
ERA 3.41
Saves 58
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • World Series champion (1954)
  • Marvin Edward Grissom (March 31, 1918 – September 18, 2005) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York & San Francisco Giants (1946 and 1953–58), Detroit Tigers (1949), Chicago White Sox (1952), Boston Red Sox (1953) and St. Louis Cardinals (1959).[1] He was born in Los Molinos, California.[2]

    He helped the Giants win the 1954 World Series.[3] In that season he was named to the National League All-Star team and finished 24th in voting for NL MVP Award[4] after having a 10–7 win-loss record in 56 games (3 started including 1 complete game, a shutout), 19 saves, 122 ⅓ innings pitched, 64 strikeouts and a 2.35 earned run average.[1]

    In 10 seasons he had a 47–45 record, 356 games (52 started), 12 complete games, 3 shutouts, 58 saves, 810 innings pitched, 343 walks, 459 strikeouts and a 3.41 ERA.[1] After his active playing career, Grissom had a 15-year-long tenure as a pitching coach for the Los Angeles/California Angels (1961–66; 1969; 1977–78), White Sox (1967–68), Minnesota Twins (1970–71) and Chicago Cubs (1975–76).[5]

    He died in Red Bluff, California, at the age of 87.[2] Grissom's elder brother, Lee, was a left-handed pitcher for four MLB teams between 1934 and 1941.[6]

    See also

    References

    1. ^ a b c Regular Season Pitching Statistics at baseball-reference.com
    2. ^ a b Biographical Data at baseball-almanac.com
    3. ^ Postseason Pitching Statistics at baseball-reference.com
    4. ^ Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors at baseball-reference.com
    5. ^ An Interview With Marv Grissom at thediamondangle.com
    6. ^ Lee Grissom Pitching Statistics at baseball-reference.com

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    Preceded by
    Franchise created
    Bob Lemon
    Billy Muffett
    LA/California Angels pitching coach
    1961–1966
    1969
    1977–1978
    Succeeded by
    Bob Lemon
    n/a
    Larry Sherry
    Preceded by
    Ray Berres
    Chicago White Sox pitching coach
    1967–1968
    Succeeded by
    Ray Berres
    Preceded by
    Art Fowler
    Minnesota Twins pitching coach
    1970–1971
    Succeeded by
    Al Worthington
    Preceded by
    Hank Aguirre
    Chicago Cubs pitching coach
    1975–1976
    Succeeded by
    Barney Schultz