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Hal Griggs

Harold Lloyd Griggs
Born: Aug. 24, 1928 in Shannon, Ga.
Died: May 10, 2005 in Tucson, Ariz.
Debut: 1956 | Pos: P
H: 6′ | W: 170 | B: R | T: R

4 6 26 105 3 347.0 172 5.50

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Hal Griggs won six games and lost 26 in parts of four seasons in the major leagues with Washington.

Griggs died on May 10, 2005 in Tucson, Ariz. He was 76.

He pitched 347 innings in his career, posting 172 strikeouts and a 5.50 ERA. He had three saves and started 45 games.

He was 27 years old when he made his debut with Washington on April 18, 1956. He pitched 98.2 innings that season with a 1-6 record and a 6.02 ERA. In 1958, he pitched a career-high 137 innings, including 21 starts, and finished the season with a 3-11 record.

According to the Baseball Chronology, Griggs got Ted Williams to ground out on Sept. 24, 1957 to end Williams’s streak of reaching first base 16 consecutive times. However, Williams would later hit a home run in the game and the Red Sox beat Washington, 2-1.