On October 31, 1931 — The Cardinals release right-hander Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitballer. Ol’ Stubblebeard will finish his 19-year Hall of Fame career with a 270-212 record along with an ERA of 3.53.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference October 31
National Pastime October 31
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
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