Charlie Grimm was approaching the twilight of his 20-year playing career by 1933. A career that began with the Pirates in 1916, resulted in a lifetime affiliation with the Cubs after a late 1924 trade along with teammate Rabbit Maranville. Although Grimm never won a ring during his playing career, he reached the World Series twice with the Cubs in 1929 and 1932. Against the Yankees as a player/manager in 1932, Grimm hit .333 in 15 AB's, scoring 2 Runs with an RBI. Against the Athletics in 1929, Grimm hit .384 in 18 AB's, scoring 2 Runs with 2 RBI and a HR. 1933 was Grimm's first full season as player/manager of the Cubs, resulting in the start of a decline in his offensive production numbers. He produced less than 100 Hits for the first time since the 1916-1919 seasons, but led the league defensively in Fielding Pct. as 1B.