ross grimsley

Baseball Card of the Week:

When looking for a role model for your children, you can’t do much better than Ross Grimsley. At least if you want them to be cool kids.

From Big Hair and Plastic Grass by Dan Epstein:

Grimsley, whose nickname was ‘Scuz,’ was notorious for refusing to bathe when he was pitching well. In 1977, Yankees manager Billy Martin accused Grismley of throwing a 'greaseball,’ claiming that the pitcher was hiding lubricant in his hair. Grimsley denied the charges, and none of the umpires were willing to stick their fingers into the pitcher’s unwashed mane to find out for sure.”

I’m going to start using this technique whenever I’m in the bloggin’ zone.


PRODcast 106’s “Old School Player of the Week”: Ross Grimsley

80-grade hair (and merm period with the Orioles), 60 DADHAT, 60 mustache, dead grey eyes, and he looks like he should be in Jethro Tull.

Nicknamed “Scuz” or “Crazy Eyes”, Grimsley played 11 seasons with the Reds, Orioles, Expos and Indians as a LHP (mostly a starter). He was an All-Star in ‘78. Won 124 games, had a 3.81 career ERA, and a 1.306 WHIP. His most notable comps are Tom Browning, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Bud Black and Frank Viola.

He’s been a minor league pitching coach for the Giants for several years and is currently the pitching coach for the Richmond Flying Squirrels.