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Donald C Grant

Donald C Grant

Donald C Grant

Defiance, OH
Kenosha Comets (1948), South Bend Blue Sox (1946, 1947)

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Donald "Chet" Grant managed the South Bend Blue Sox in 1946-47, and was with the Kenosha Comets in 1948.  He acquired his baseball knowledge early as his father and uncle played and managed minor league teams. 

After graduating from South Bend High School in 1912, where he was an outstanding student/athlete, Chet played baseball, basketball and football at Notre Dame.  He was a 138-pound quarterback on Knute Rockne's team in 1916, and also set a school record in 1916 that stood for many years when he returned a punt for 95 yards. 

His college education was interrupted by World War I, and Chet served as a lieutenant in the US Army of Occupation before returning to Notre Dame for the 1920 and 1921 seasons.  As a starting quarterback in 1921, he led the Fighting Irish to a 10-1 record. Chet also came back to ND to be the backfield coach under head coach Elmer Layden. Chet passed away July 24, 1985.

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