April 15, 1889|
|1911, for the Chicago American Giants|
|1924, for the Cleveland Browns|
Grant started playing for the Chicago American Giants at the age of 22, then went to Cuba during the Winter to play for the Club Fé team. He returned to play a few seasons for the Lincoln Giants until another Winter Baseball season put him on the Breakers Hotel team, which played against the Royal Poinciana Hotel team made up mostly of Indianapolis ABCs players during the winter of 1915 and 1916.
After that, Grant went back to his first team, the Chicago American Giants playing most of his seasons with them until 1922, then appearing sporadically for the team again until 1924.
In 1917, 28 year-old Grant registered for the WWI Draft. He lists his current occupation as "Base Ball Player" for Rube Foster. His current home address is listed as 3022 South State Street in Chicago. And he is listed as single with no dependents.
- "Lincoln Giants Win First Two Games in Championship Series" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday, August 2, 1913, Page 4, Columns 3 and 4
- "Palm Beach Weekly Review" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday, February 19, 1916, Page 5, Columns 5 to 7
- "WWI Draft Registration card for Leroy Grant" Precinct 12, Ward 2, Chicago, Illinois, June 5, 1917
- "1952 Pittsburgh Courier Poll of Greatest Black Players"