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Marv Grissom
Born: March 31, 1918(1918-03-31)
Los Molinos, California
Died: September 18, 2005 (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 1934-41.[6]

See also

External links


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


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