Burleigh Arland Grimes
Born: August 18, 1893, Emerald, Wisconsin
Died: December 6, 1985, Clear Lake, Wisconsin
Pittsburgh Pirates (1916-1917, 1928-1929, 1934), Brooklyn Dodgers (1918-1926), New York Giants (1927), Boston Braves (1930), St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1931, 1933-1934), Chicago Cubs (1932-1933), New York Yankees (1934)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964
This Day in Baseball History
On May 22, 1911, Clifford Curtis of the Boston Braves sets a major league record by losing his 23rd consecutive game. Curtis had begun the streak by losing a game on June 13, 1910. Curtis’ record will eventually be broken by Anthony Young, a luckless right-hander with the New York Mets.