Grimes Chicago Cubs

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Illustration of Burleigh Grimes in profile wearing a blue cubs baseball hat, white shirt and white gloves with a band of yellow across the bottom with dark blue text on it and more blue text beneath it. The background is light green.

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Burleigh Grimes was the last pitcher allowed to throw a spitball. This hot-headed Hall of Famer played for many teams, Pittsburg, New York, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Boston and Chicago (1932-33).

This button is part of the Orbit Gum baseball series, a 54-player set issued by Orbit Gum Company of Chicago starting in 1932. Orbit had a brand of gum known as “Tattoo” which issued the baseball series buttons.

Read more about the History of Cubs Buttons on the Busy Beaver blog.


1932 Orbit Gum Pins. (n.d.). Professional Sports Authenticator.

S. I. Staff. (1967, July 31). THE INFAMOUS SPITTER. Sports Illustrated Vault | SI.Com.

Catalog ID CH0136