PODCAST – Future Hall of Famers are traded for each other Grimes and Stengel


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On January 2, 1918, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Casey Stengel and infielder George Cutshaw from the Brooklyn Robins for pitcher Burleigh Grimes and Al Mamaux, and infielder Chuck Ward. Stengel will play only two seasons with the Pirates before moving on to Philadelphia, but will eventually enjoy a Hall of Fame career as a manager. Grimes will win 158 games during a nine-year stint with Brooklyn and pitch in the 1920 World Series, going 1-2 over 3 starts. His most wins in a season though will be back in Pittsburgh in 19828. When he will go 25-14 and he will finish 3rd and 4th respectively in the MVP race in 28 & 29 for the Pirates.

Grimes, known as Ol’ Stubblebeard, and Stengel, dubbed The Old Professor, will both be enshrined in Cooperstown. Grimes in 1964 and Stengel two years later in 1966.