Place of Birth:
August 5, 1919 Denver, Colorado
January 30, 1995 Manteca, California
Military Unit: US
Major League Stats:
Buddy Gremp on Baseball-Almanac
Louis E “Buddy” Gremp was born on
August 5, 1919 in Denver, Colorado. He signed with Albany of the Georgia-Florida League in 1936
and batted .208 in 60 as a shortstop.
In 1937 with Albany he raised his average to .242 and
joined Union Springs of the Alabama-Florida League in 1938. In 1939,
Gremp switched to first base playing with
of the PONY League. He joined
of the Class B Inter-State League in 1940 and hit 15 home runs with
81 RBIs while batting .293, earning a September call-up by the
Boston Braves. In four games Gremp got two hits in nine at-bats at
the major league level.
He remained with the Braves in
1941 as a back-up first baseman and batted .240 in 37 games. In
1942, he played 72 games and batted .217.
That year, he and Johnny Sain, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams and Joe
Coleman were sent to
College for naval
training. In May 1943, the training mates and others played as a
team against Harvard University.
Later in 1943, Cadet Gremp was
at Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
then Whiting Field at Pensacola NATB in 1944, and USNAAS Saufley Field, Florida
in 1945. He played baseball with service teams throughout these
Gremp returned to the Braves
organization in 1946 and was assigned to
of the Eastern League where the 26-year-old batted .281. It was to
be his last season in organized baseball.
Buddy Gremp passed away on
January 30, 1995 in Modesto, California.
Created May 16, 2008.
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