Jim Grant

Jim Grant

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Description (Brief)
1964 Topps round, metal, gold colored bottlecap #99 with a color photograph of Jim Grant, pitcher for the Cleveland Indians on the front and statistics on reverse. Jim “Mudcat” Grant was one of many All-Stars featured on milk bottle caps to encourage fans to acquire each cap in the collection.
Jim “Mudcat” Grant was a pitcher who played for numerous teams including the Indians (1958-64), Twins (1964-67), Dodgers (1968), Expos (1969), Cardinals (1969), Athletics (1970, 1971), and Pirates (1970-71). He was also on the All-Star teams in 1963 and 1965. Grant became the first African American pitcher in the American League to win twenty games in one season. Soon after his retirement, Grant held various broadcasting jobs with the Indians and Athletics.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle cap
date made
1964
depicted
Grant, Jim Mudcat
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
Topps Chewing Gum
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
ID Number
1982.0566.03
accession number
1982.0566
catalog number
1982.0566.03
subject
Baseball
Professional
Major League
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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