HOVG Minisode: True or False with Ross Grimsley

It’s been 46 years since Ross Grimsley threw his first Major League pitch. Since then, the longtime hurler (and the last Montreal Expo to win 20 games) has been the subject of many rumors. From hair grease to allegations of witchcraft…it’s time to play “True or False” To listen to the entire interview, CLICK HERE.
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May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Confidential: Ross Grimsley and the Swingin’ ‘70s

The following piece originally appeared over at The Hardball Times on May 21, 2010.  With all of the attention paid toward the best-selling biographies of Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and George Steinbrenner, another worthy new book is being overshadowed. Terrifically titled Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging ‘70s, the tome is the...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cecil Cooperstown: Ross Grimsley

ABOUT THE ARTIST Mike Noren is a Chicago-based artist who specializes in sports-related drawings. His website Cecil Cooperstown reimagines classic baseball cards and honors the most memorable baseball players outside the Hall of Fame. You can follow him on Twitter at @gummyarts. ***** The Hall of Very Good™ Class of 2016 is presented by Out of the Park Developments, the creators...
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July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ross Grimsley Debuts 45 Years Ago

It’d be real easy today, the 45th anniversary of his Major League debut, that I start what you’re about to read with something cliché like “in front of close to 17,000 Reds fans…young lefty Ross Grimsley made his pitching debut as Cincinnati took on the Montreal Expos”. But, honestly, it would be much harder to NOT begin that way. So here goes nothing. 40 years ago today...
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May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

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