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       Jim 'Mudcat' Grant

A right-handed pitcher who played 14 seasons (1958-1971), primarily with the Indians and Twins. Grant was the first African-American to win 20 games in the minor leagues. He debuted for the Indians in 1958 and as a member of the Indians was named to the All-Star team in 1963. After being traded to the Twins in 1964, he had his best year in 1965, going 21-7 with six shutouts and a 3.30 ERA. The Twins played the Dodgers in the 1965 World Series, and Grant became the first African-American in the American League to earn a win in a World Series game, winning Games One and Six. In 1969, Grant earned the Expos franchise’s first win. In 1970, he went 8-3 with 24 saves for the A’s and the Pirates. Grant finished with 144 victories and a 3.63 ERA.

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