MLB/NBA star Grotto dies at 92

Dick Grott, an all-around sportsman who played an active part in the American Professional Baseball (MLB) and Professional Basketball (NBA), has passed away.

According to the Associated Press, Grott died at the age of 92 on the 28th (Korean time) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, USA. As a basketball player at Duke University, he scored 831 points in the 1951-1952 season, setting the NCAA record for most points in a single season. As a baseball player at Duke University, he advanced to the College World Series. 스포츠토토

Grott wore a 1952 MLB Pittsburgh Pirates and NBA Fort Wayne Pistons (now Detroit Pistons) uniform. He is one of 13 players who have played both in the MLB and in the NBA. After he played one season, he enlisted in the military, and after he was discharged, he said goodbye to basketball and focused on baseball.

Grott appeared in 1929 games in 14 seasons as a shortstop in the MLB, and left a career batting average of 0.286, on-base percentage of 0.330, slugging percentage of 0.366, 39 homers, 707 RBIs, and 2138 hits. He was voted an MLB All-Star eight times, and in 1960, he led the batting average (0.325) and was named Most Valuable Player (MVP). He won the World Series with Pittsburgh in 1960 and St. Louis in 1964.

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