Monday, February 13, 2017

Hy Grimmer

Hyland Burnett Grimmer, Jr.

August 3, 1921
Paducah, KY

August 24, 1974
Norfolk, VA

(High School)
1940-41 Murray State University (College)
1941-42 Murray State University (College)
1942-43 Murray State University (College)
1947-48 Louisville Colonels (PBLA)

Born to Hyland and Myrtle Grimmer in Paducah, Kentucky.

Served in the U.S. Navy during the World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

After the war, Grimmer signed with the Chicago Stags of the BAA, and trained with the team prior to the 1947-48 season, but was cut before opening day. He then signed on with the Colonels in the short-lived PBLA.

Grimmer died of a heart attack at his home in 1974 at the age of 53.

Married to Gean Samuels.

Chicago Daily Tribune, October 17, 1947


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