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From CBS Sports --

"Jim 'Mudcat' Grant, the first Black pitcher in American League history to win 20 games, has died at the age of 85. The Minnesota Twins, for whom Grant pitched for four of his 14 major league seasons, announced his passing on Saturday"

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/former-all-star-pitcher-jim-mudcat-grant-who-spent-14-seasons-in-the-majors-dies-at-85/

This is sad news for us older fans.  RIP Mudcat.

 

 

 

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On 6/12/2021 at 7:08 PM, stringer bell said:

Mud at had a nightclub act “Mudcat and the Kitties” and a nice assortment of pitches. His 20-win season was 1965, the year the Twins broke through and won the pennant. 

I remember his unique windup with two taps on the rubber. 

Sorry but I remember the name of the acts as Mudcat and His Kittens.   He was the best thing on the mound in the spectacular 1965 season. 

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Mudcat fan here . . . '65 of course. After he lost his starter's mojo and bounced around a few teams he re-found his groove as a reliever and his last 2 seasons (1970-71) he was 14-6 with 34 saves and a 2.42 era then retired at age 35. RIP Mr. Grant.

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