Jim "Mudcat" Grant


Jim “Mudcat” Grant was a Major League Baseball player who was the first Black pitcher to win 20 games in a season in the American League.

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Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Posthumously Acclaimed in The Family Journal, USA & Overseas Fishermen's Hall of Fame, Our Heritage: Queens, New York City, New York; Baltimore, Maryland, Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina; Ridgeville, Summerville: Charleston, South Carolina; Alexandria, Virginia, Los Angeles, California, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Washington, D.C.

Major League Baseball player, Jim "Mudcat" Grant, a fisherman of baseball fans, is remembered forever in an incredible earthly celebration of life, and our "precious memories." Family Journal, USA & Overseas Fishermen's Hall of Fame

To the family of Mr Grant . My name is Charles Herold . I’m 67 yes old . When I was about 6 or 7 I went to an Orioles game . I went for batting practice . Back then you could go very early for batting practice. I was in the box seat area near 3rd base . A line drive was hit just over my head and went about 15 rows up from where I was standing.No one was near the ball so I ran to get it . When I got to the ball as I went to pick it up , a bigger kid knocked me down and took the ball ....

As an Indians fan growing up I had all the Topps pictures on my bedroom wall. Jim was obviously one of my favorites, so when his book came out and he appeared at the Ohio State extension book fair, as did I with my book, we both attended an author's gathering at a local bookstore in Wooster, Ohio. I had the pleasure of talking to him for several minutes and will remember the encounter the rest of my life. What a kind and friendly gentleman. I still tell this story to my friends and probably...

I just returned home (Fort Lauderdale) from the Florida Memorial Service for uncle "Mudcat" in Lacoochee. Aunt Johnnie Mae (twin sister of "Mudcat") was there, along with many of their nieces, nephews, grands, great grands, great great grands, cousins, etc. I recited "Mudcats" poem, "Life". Being back in the neighborhood brought back many memories, especially wearing uncle "Mudcat's" athletic uniform when he laid it out to dry on weekends, and...

I am Eboni Grant. My deepest and most sincere condolences to a Legend of whom I've never met, but I intend to never forget.

My ❤ aches with the passing of a dear friend. I have fond memories of my days talking about baseball with him during Arizona Spring Training. I am blessed to have met him. I wish I could have met him in his prime and watch him play. Thank you my friend for sharing yourself with me. My autograph ball you so lovingly signed for me will be donated to the African American museum sports section. The memories will linger forever.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

To the family, many, many friends, and fans to one of the first Black pitcher to win 20 games in a season in the American League who ever played this game. We will Mr. Jim "Mudcat" Grant's presence and his many contributions to his community. May the love and the special memory you shared and cherish with him show just how much your life was touched by him. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together with Mr. Jim "Mudcat" Grant. May the God of comfort...