Jim Grant

Description (Brief):

Jim Mudcat Grant (1935-2021) wa a right handed pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians (1958-64,) Minnesota Twins (1964-67,) Los Angeles Dodgers (1968,) Montreal Expos (1969,) St. Louis Cardinals (1969,) Oakland Athletics (1970, 1971), and PIttsburgh Pirates (1970-71.) In 1965 Grant became the first African American in the American League to win 20 games in a season.

Description (Brief)

A two-time All-Star, Mudcat also became the first African American to pitch for an American League team in a World Series (Twins, 1965.)

Description (Brief)

Also emembered for being the Montreal Expo's first opening day pitcher (1969.) Grant compiled a a lifetime 145-119 win-loss record with a 3.63 earned run average.

Description (Brief)

Following his career, Grant remained in sports in publicity and broadcasting, and authored the book Black Aces, Baseball's Only African-American Twenty-Game Winners (2007.)

Date Made: 1971

Referenced: Pittsburgh PiratesMaker: Topps Company, Inc.

Name Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: SportsSubject: African American


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Stephen M. Falatko

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0201.294Accession Number: 1980.0201Catalog Number: 1980.0201.294

Object Name: Card, Baseball

Physical Description: cardboard (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f624-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_671476

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