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Charlie Grimm

Charles John Grimm (Jolly Cholly)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 173 lb.

Born: August 28, 1898 in St. Louis, MO
Signed
by the Philadelphia Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1916. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1916 (Age 17)
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Pirates/Cardinals/Athletics 1916-1936

Final Game: September 23, 1936 (Age 38)
Died: November 15, 1983 in Scottsdale, AZ
Cremated
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1916 PHA AL 17 OF 7 5 4 8 7 0 1 0 .875 1.00 .962 2.11
1916 PHA AL 17 LF 3 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .960 2.23
1916 PHA AL 17 RF 3 3 2 4 3 0 1 0 .750 1.00 .960 1.70
1916 PHA AL 17 CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1918 STL NL 19 1B 42 33 30 411 385 14 12 21 .971 9.50 .987 11.24
1918 STL NL 19 OF 2 2 2 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .962 2.25
1918 STL NL 19 RF 2 2 2 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .962 1.85
1918 STL NL 19 3B 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.40
1919 PIT NL 20 1B 13 10 10 124 118 2 4 4 .968 9.23 .988 11.24
1920 PIT NL 21 1B 148 147 142 1599 1496 95 8 95 .995 10.75 .990 11.09
1921 PIT NL 22 1B 150 150 147 1593 1517 67 9 93 .994 10.56 .990 10.79
1922 PIT NL 23 1B 154 154 153 1556 1478 68 10 104 .994 10.04 .990 10.67
1923 PIT NL 24 1B 152 152 149 1542 1453 81 8 130 .995 10.09 .990 10.56
1924 PIT NL 25 1B 151 151 147 1676 1596 72 8 139 .995 11.05 .989 10.72
1925 CHC NL 26 1B 139 138 129 1405 1317 73 15 125 .989 10.00 .989 10.33 MVP-13
1926 CHC NL 27 1B 147 146 142 1502 1416 68 18 139 .988 10.10 .989 10.56
1927 CHC NL 28 1B 147 146 145 1551 1437 99 15 117 .990 10.45 .989 10.51
1928 CHC NL 29 1B 147 147 144 1538 1458 70 10 147 .993 10.39 .989 10.48
1929 CHC NL 30 1B 120 120 118 1312 1228 74 10 114 .992 10.85 .989 10.47 MVP-14
1930 CHC NL 31 1B 113 112 110 1114 1040 68 6 103 .995 9.81 .990 10.22
1931 CHC NL 32 1B 144 144 133 1446 1357 79 10 107 .993 9.97 .990 10.11 MVP-8
1932 CHC NL 33 1B 149 149 144 1563 1429 123 11 127 .993 10.42 .990 10.19
1933 CHC NL 34 1B 104 103 100 1067 979 84 4 94 .996 10.22 .990 10.42
1934 CHC NL 35 1B 74 71 61 730 683 43 4 39 .995 9.81 .991 10.02
1935 CHC NL 36 1B 2 2 2 28 27 1 0 4 1.000 14.00 .989 9.95
1936 CHC NL 37 1B 35 33 29 330 297 33 0 31 1.000 9.43 .990 10.15
19 Seasons 1B 2131 2108 2035 22087 20711 1214 162 1733 .993 10.29 .990 10.51
2 Seasons OF 9 7 6 14 11 2 1 0 .929 1.44 .962 2.14 3-1-5
2 Seasons RF 5 5 4 10 7 2 1 0 .900 1.80 .961 1.76
1 Season LF 3 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1.33 .960 2.23
1 Season CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
1 Season 3B 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .950 3.40
20 Seasons TOT 2141 2116 2041 22102 20722 1217 163 1733 .993 10.25 .990 10.48 3-1-5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1916 PHA AL 17 12 5 12 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 7 0 5 0
1918 STL NL 19 50 36 50 43 0 0 40 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 7 0
1919 PIT NL 20 14 10 14 13 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1920 PIT NL 21 148 147 148 148 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921 PIT NL 22 151 150 151 150 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1922 PIT NL 23 154 154 154 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923 PIT NL 24 152 152 152 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 PIT NL 25 151 151 151 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 CHC NL 26 141 138 141 139 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1926 CHC NL 27 147 146 147 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 CHC NL 28 147 146 147 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 CHC NL 29 147 147 147 147 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 CHC NL 30 120 120 120 120 0 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 CHC NL 31 114 112 114 113 0 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1931 CHC NL 32 146 144 146 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1932 CHC NL 33 149 149 149 149 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 CHC NL 34 107 103 107 104 0 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1934 CHC NL 35 75 71 75 74 0 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1935 CHC NL 36 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1936 CHC NL 37 39 33 39 35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
20 Seasons 2166 2116 2166 2139 0 0 2129 0 1 0 3 1 5 9 0 28 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1939 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1945 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)
1948 BBWAA ( 5.0%)
1949 BBWAA ( 6.5%)
1950 BBWAA ( 7.7%)
1951 BBWAA ( 4.0%)
1952 BBWAA ( 2.6%)
1953 BBWAA ( 3.4%)
1958 BBWAA ( 9.8%)
1960 BBWAA ( 4.8%)
1962 BBWAA ( 1.2%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1925 NL (13, 6%)
1929 NL (14, 16%)
1931 NL (8, 26%)
0.48 Career Shares (469th)

Putoutss c a p y
1920 NL  1,496 (3rd)
1921 NL  1,517 (3rd)
1922 NL  1,478 (4th)
1923 NL  1,453 (3rd)
1924 NL  1,596 (1st)
1925 NL  1,317 (3rd)
1926 NL  1,416 (3rd)
1927 NL  1,437 (3rd)
1928 NL  1,458 (3rd)
1930 NL  1,040 (5th)
1931 NL  1,357 (4th)
1932 NL  1,429 (2nd)
Career  20,722 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  148 (2nd)
1921 NL  150 (1st)
1922 NL  154 (2nd)
1923 NL  152 (2nd)
1924 NL  151 (2nd)
1925 NL  139 (4th)
1926 NL  147 (3rd)
1927 NL  147 (3rd)
1928 NL  147 (4th)
1930 NL  113 (5th)
1931 NL  144 (3rd)
1932 NL  149 (4th)
Career  2,131 (10th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  1,496 (3rd)
1921 NL  1,517 (3rd)
1922 NL  1,478 (4th)
1923 NL  1,453 (3rd)
1924 NL  1,596 (1st)
1925 NL  1,317 (3rd)
1926 NL  1,416 (3rd)
1927 NL  1,437 (3rd)
1928 NL  1,458 (3rd)
1930 NL  1,040 (5th)
1931 NL  1,357 (4th)
1932 NL  1,429 (2nd)
Career  20,711 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  95 (3rd)
1922 NL  68 (3rd)
1923 NL  81 (3rd)
1924 NL  72 (5th)
1925 NL  73 (5th)
1926 NL  68 (4th)
1927 NL  99 (2nd)
1928 NL  70 (5th)
1930 NL  68 (5th)
1931 NL  79 (3rd)
1932 NL  123 (2nd)
1933 NL  84 (4th)
Career  1,214 (28th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1925 NL  15 (2nd)
1926 NL  18 (2nd)
1927 NL  15 (4th)
1932 NL  11 (4th)
Career  162 (49th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  95 (3rd)
1921 NL  93 (4th)
1922 NL  104 (5th)
1923 NL  130 (3rd)
1924 NL  139 (1st)
1925 NL  125 (2nd)
1926 NL  139 (2nd)
1927 NL  117 (3rd)
1928 NL  147 (2nd)
1930 NL  103 (5th)
1932 NL  127 (1st)
Career  1,733 (7th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1921 NL  10.56 (5th)
1924 NL  11.05 (2nd)
1925 NL  10.00 (3rd)
1926 NL  10.10 (4th)
1927 NL  10.45 (4th)
1928 NL  10.39 (3rd)
1929 NL  10.85 (3rd)
1930 NL  9.81 (5th)
1931 NL  9.97 (5th)
1932 NL  10.42 (3rd)
1933 NL  10.22 (5th)
Career  10.29 (53rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1920 NL  .995 (1st)
1921 NL  .994 (2nd)
1922 NL  .994 (2nd)
1923 NL  .995 (1st)
1924 NL  .995 (1st)
1925 NL  .989 (4th)
1927 NL  .990 (4th)
1928 NL  .993 (1st)
1929 NL  .992 (4th)
1930 NL  .995 (1st)
1931 NL  .993 (1st)
1932 NL  .993 (2nd)
1933 NL  .996 (1st)
Career  .993 (84th)

Oldest s c a p y
1936 NL  born 1898-08-28 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1916 AL  born 1898-08-28 (1st)
1918 NL  born 1898-08-28 (5th)

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