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Marv Grissom

Marvin Edward Grissom
Born: March 31, 1918 in Los Molinos, Calif.
Died: Sept. 19, 2005 in Red Bluff, Calif.
Debut: 1946 | Pos: P
H: 6’3″ | W: 195 | B: R | T: R

10 47 45 356 58 810.0 459 3.41

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Marv Grissom, who won 47 games in 10 seasons in the major leagues, died on Sept. 19, 2005. He was 87.

Grissom pitched for the Giants, Tigers, White Sox, Red Sox and Cardinals in his pitching career which began in 1946. He pitched 810 innings in the major leagues, posting a 47-45 record with 58 saves. He had a career 3.41 ERA and 459 strikeouts.

He played for the Army Baseball team while serving during World War II from 1941-1945.

In 1952, he was 12-10 with a 3.74 EAR for the White Sox. He started 24 games that season and pitched 166 innings.

In 1954, he was 10-7 with a career-high 19 saves for the Giants. He appeared in the 1954 All-Star Game and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings and recorded a win in the World Series.

Following his career as a player, he worked as a coach for the Angels, Cubs, White Sox and Twins.

His brother, Lee, also appeared in the major leagues.