1931 – Burleigh Grimes Helps Win World Series

On this date Emerald, Wisconsin native, Burleigh Grimes, was the winning pitcher as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 4-2, in the seventh game of the World Series. Grimes, the last legal spitballer in professional baseball, pitched 8 innings of shutout ball before being relieved in the ninth inning. [Source: ]