Myron Frederick “Moose” Grimshaw

The Local Connection to Boston


  • The Boston (Red Sox) Americans came to town, it is believed, because of a significant local connection…
  • Myron Frederick “Moose” Grimshaw was a right fielder in who played from 1905 through 1907 for the Boston Americans. Grimshaw was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in St. Johnsville, New York and raised in Canajoharie.
  • In a three-season career, Grimshaw was a .256 hitter (229-for-894) with four home runs and 116 RBI in 259 games, including 104 runs, 31 doubles, 16 triples, and 15 stolen bases.

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  •  He came back to Gloversville after his career was over and became a player/manager for the semi-pro Danforths, who played on JAG Park.
  • Grimshaw died in Canajoharie at age 61.