Grimshaw was a Canajoharie NY native who spent 14 years in professional baseball, which included 3 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Boston Nationals (Red Sox) where he was a teammate of future Hall of Famers Cy Young and Jimmy Collins.

He would bring the Boston team to play an exhibition game at A., J. & G. Park (Parkhurst Field) in 1907, and then spent 2 seasons at Parkhurst Field playing for the Danforth’s when his Major League career was over.