Thursday, March 12, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 16 - Alex Grammas

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Alex Grammas

Born: April 3, 1926, Birmingham, Alabama
Signed: 1949 with the White Sox
Debut: 1954 with the Cardinals
Reds Debut: 1956, acquired via trade
Reds Stats: 3 seasons at IF, 255 games, 540 PA, 0 HR, 36 RBI, .244/.335/.295
Final Major League Season: 1963 with the Cubs

Was traded by the Reds to the Cardinals while in the minors, then would be traded back to the Reds a few years later, then would be traded back to the Cardinals a few years after that.
Became the Pirates' third base coach in 1965 and filled in as their interim manager for 5 games in 1969.
Later became the third base coach under Sparky Anderson during The Big Red Machine era.
Due to success with the Reds, spent 2 seasons as the Brewers' manager.
Afterward, went on to coach with the Reds again, the Braves, and finally reunited with Sparky Anderson in Detroit to close out his career with his second World Series title.

Number of cards: 62
Number of cards as a Red: 11
Number of cards in my collection:  5 (45%)

Go Reds.


  1. So how do you know how many total cards he has?

    1. it's hardly official, but despite their insane view on card values, their catalog is indeed pretty accurate.