All-around sportsman Dick Grott, who was active in both MLB and NBA with outstanding talent, has passed away.
Grott, who was recently hospitalized for complications from a stroke, passed away on the 28th (Korean time) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC) in Pennsylvania, USA at the age of 92, the Associated Press reported.
Grott was a superstar in both baseball and basketball during his time at Duke University in the early 1950s.
As a member of the Duke University basketball team, Grott scored 831 points in the 1951-1952 season, setting the NCAA record for most points in a single season, and the baseball team advanced to the College World Series.
Grott was highly regarded for his performance at Duke University, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in both college basketball and baseball.
Grott, who joined the professional baseball Pittsburgh Pirates that year, was nominated by the Fort Wayne Pistons (current Detroit Pistons) in the NBA draft and played one season in both sports. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
He is one of only 13 players to have played in both MLB and NBA.
Grott, who left the sports scene for military service in 1953, returned in 1955 and decided to focus solely on baseball at the persuasion of Pittsburgh general manager Branch Rickey at the time.
Grott, who showed excellent defense as a shortstop in Pittsburgh, played in the major leagues until 1967, recording a career batting average of 0.286, 39 homers, and 707 RBIs in 1,929 games over 14 seasons.