Jim “Mudcat” Grant, the former Minnesota Twins pitcher and the first Black 20-game winner in American League history, has died. Mudcat Grant’s cause of death has not been revealed yet.
The Minnesota Twins announced the sad news that Jim “Mudcat” Grant passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened by the loss of Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant, a key part of the franchise’s early years in Minnesota and linchpin of the starting rotation on the record-setting 1965 club,” The Minnesota Twins wrote in a statement on Saturday.
“Though he spent just four years of his 14-year career with the Twins, Mudcat remained a beloved member of our organization well into his retirement and was a frequent visitor with fans and staff alike at TwinsFest,” the statement continued.
The team also paid touching tribute to the former pitcher, writing, “We send our condolences to the entire Grant family, as well as the other organizations impacted by his 60-plus years in and around the baseball world.”
Grant spent four years with the Twins and also seven seasons with Cleveland from 1958-1964. When Grant was playing for the Indians, he amassed a record of 67-63 with 707 strikeouts in 227 games.
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Mudcat Grant’s Cause of Death Still a Secret
Mudcat Grant’s cause of death has not been uncovered after the heartbreaking death of the legendary player. Grant’s family also has not released any statement on his death just yet.
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Following the sad News, Minnesota Twins fans took to social media to pay touching tributes to the former All-Star.
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