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
to a win a World Series game, winning Games One and Six.
In 1969, Grant earned the Expos franchises first win.
In 1970, he went 8-3 with 24 saves for the As and the
Pirates. Grant finished with 144 victories and a 3.63 ERA.
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