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Lee Grissom

Lee Theo Grissom
Born: Oct. 23, 1907 in Sherman, Texas
Died: Oct. 4, 1998 in Corning, Calif.
Debut: 1934 | Pos: P
H: 6'3" | W: 200 | B: S | T: L

YR W L G SV IP SO ERA
8 29 48 162 7 701.2 384 3.89

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Lee Grissom, a pitcher who won 29 games in his major league career, died on Oct. 4, 1998 in Corning, Calif. He was 100.

Grissom finished his major league career with a 28-48 record in 701.2 innings pitched. He recorded 384 strikeouts and seven saves with a career 3.89 ERA.

He made his debut with Cincinnati in 1934 and pitched sparingly until 1937. That season, he was 12-17 with a 3.26 ERA in 223.2 innings. He was named to the All-Star team in 1937

Early in 1938, he broke his ankle while attempting to steal a base. He returned in 1939 to post a 9-7 record with in 153.2 innings pitched.

In January 1940, the Reds traded Grissom to the Yankees for Joe Beggs.