John Grim

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John Grim
Born: (1867-08-09)August 9, 1867
Lebanon, Kentucky
Died: July 28, 1961(1961-07-28) (aged 93)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 29, 1888, for the Philadelphia Quakers
Last MLB appearance
July 13, 1899, for the Brooklyn Superbas
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 16
Runs batted in 330

John Helm Grim (August 9, 1867 – July 28, 1961) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player. Born in Lebanon, Kentucky, he played 11 seasons in the majors, mainly as a catcher.[1]


Although he played in two games for the 1888 Philadelphia Quakers, Grim's career really started when he joined the Rochester Broncos of the American Association in 1890. He would play sparingly for the Broncos and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1891. It wasn't until he joined the Louisville Colonels in 1892, that he became the starting catcher.[1]

He played three seasons with Louisville, enjoying his best season in 1894 when he batted .298 with 7 home runs and 70 RBIs. Grim played his final five seasons with the Brooklyn Grooms/Bridegrooms/Superbas with moderate success. In 11 seasons, he batted .267, drove in 330 runs and hit 16 home runs.[1] He pitched one game, and even umpired three games.[2]

Post career[edit]

Grim died in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 93, and was interred at Crown Hill Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "John Grim's career statistics". Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Career statistics". Retrieved 2007-08-09.