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Marv Grissom

Marv Grissom
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, 1946 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 11, 1959 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record 47–45
Strikeouts 459
ERA 3.41
Saves 58

Career highlights and awards

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

  • List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Marv Grissom Twins Autograph Timeline


Preceded by
Franchise created
Bob Lemon
Billy Muffett
LA/California Angels pitching coach
Succeeded by
Bob Lemon
Larry Sherry
Preceded by
Ray Berres
Chicago White Sox pitching coach
Succeeded by
Ray Berres
Preceded by
Art Fowler
Minnesota Twins pitching coach
Succeeded by
Al Worthington
Preceded by
Hank Aguirre
Chicago Cubs pitching coach
Succeeded by
Barney Schultz
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