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1986 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class

George (Boots) Grantham (Baseball, 1915-16)

An infielder on the Northern Arizona Normal School's baseball team and was the first professional major league baseball player from the state of Arizona.  For 13 years as an infielder, he played for the Cubs, Pirates, Reds and Giants. Played second base on the 1925 Pirate team that defeated the Washington Senators in seven games to win the 1925 World Series.  In the 1927 World Series against the New York Yankees, he had four hits in eleven at bats, for a World Series average of .346.  He had a lifetime batting average in the National League of .302 and batted over three hundred in eight consecutive years from 1924 through 1931.


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