JockBio Vital Stats
  • Cleveland Indians
• Centerfielder • #24
  • Height: 6' 2"
• Weight: 200 • Born: 8/2/82
  • In 1999, Grady was ranked the state’s #4 high school football prospect by SuperPrep.
  • Grady gained 1,199 yards rushing as a quarterback during his senior year at Cascade High.
  • Grady finished high school with a 3.85 GPA.
  • The player assigned to recruit Grady to the University of Washington was quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo.
  • Grady was Cleveland’s Minor league Player of the Year in 2003.
  • Grady finished his rookie year with a 62-game errorless streak.
  • Grady pulled off a straight steal of home against the Toronto Blue Jays in a 2005 game.
  • In 2006, Grady became just the second player in baseball history with 50 doubles, 10 triples, 20 homers and 20 steals in the same season. Chuck Klein was the first payer to do it, in 1932.
  • Grady’s 53 doubles in 2006 were third-most in team history, behind Ed Burns and Tris Speaker. Heled all of baseball with 92 extra-base hits in '06, the most XBH by a leadoff hitter since 1957.
  • Grady hit a three-run inside-the-park homer in April of 2007.
  • In 2005, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen called Grady the best player in the division.
  • Grady loves to spend time with friends and family. When the Indians play the Mariners in Seattle, he prefers to stay in his old room at home instead of the team hotel.
  • Grady is not the first player from Washington’s Snohomish county to star for the Indians. Hall of Famer Earl Averill—“The Earl of Snohomish”—played for the Tribe from 1929 to 1939.
  • Grady has his own “fan club” at Jacobs Field—Grady’s Ladies, a group of young women who come bearing "Marry Me
    signs and shirts that say "Mrs. Sizemore."
  • Grady owns a pit bull named Carmela.
  • Grady was a groomsman at Jason Bay’s wedding.
  • Grady is an obsessive movie collector and admits he loves every flick he sees, no matter how bad it is. “I know if Grady liked a movie, it probably sucked,” says Bay. “He thinks everything is good because he sees good in everything.”



 

 

 

 


Marques Tuiasosopo, 2002 Vintage


Earl Averill, 1933 Tattoo Orbit


 

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