Daniel R. Grimes - Writer


About the author


Daniel Grimes is an "in the trenches" kind of historian who visits many of the sites he writes about. His passion for history is evident in his writing. He has a comprehensive knowledge of American and world history. His writing is very objective, narrative history. Many primary sources are used. This shows in the illustrative detail in his books. The Hessians and the American Revolution, available as an eBook, provides a more personal view of the Hessian Germans as well as many other people caught up in the Revolutionary War. Braddock's Defeat: George Washington and the French and Indian War describes one of the biggest Indian victories in the history of North America. He authored The American Revolution: The Battle of Germantown and the Fight for Philadelphia, published as a specialty book. This book is a favorite of colonial reenactors. Other eBooks include The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: the San Patricio Battalion and the Mexican-American War and The Long Road to Revolution: The Many Conflicts in Colonial America. 
He is also an avid sports fan and pursues an interest in sports history. His book Ten cent Beer Night reflects this interest.

Ten-Cent Beer Night

Ten-Cent Beer Night tells the story of the wildest game in the history of Major League Baseball.  
This ebook also explains how the 1974 baseball season changed the game forever.

Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season on Amazon Kindle. 

Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season on NOOK. 

Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season on Apple iTunes. 


Ten-Cent Beer Night in Cleveland on June 4, 1974, was a promotion at an Indians vs. Texas Rangers game that led to the biggest riot by spectators in the history of sporting events in North America. 

On the Rangers team were pitcher and future Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins and future Cleveland Indians manager Mike Hargrove.

The promotion was designed to increase attendance at the game by selling cups of  beer for just 10 cents each (about 90 cents in today’s money), a big discount on the regular price of 65 cents.

 The Indians and the Rangers had been feuding for some time. As the game went on,  incidents and alcohol caused the audience to become unruly resulting in a riot where fans rushed the field

Players with bats were able to get off the field; however, other people were trapped in the riot. The riot was so bad that it caused security to be increased gradually at almost all major league games. This added to the cost of games and changed the character of baseball from then on.

1974 was also a season of many other memorable events. These included Hank Aaron’s breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record and Ron LeFlore, an ex-convict, making his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers.

Mr. Grimes has many interests. He is a long-distance runner. He also enjoys reading in foreign languages, wildlife and bird watching. Daniel has read a tremendous number of books and has a superior memory for details. He plays the piano and has studied martial arts and is always anxious to take on a challenge.

As one of the youngest Generation Xers, Daniel's favorite movies include all of the Rocky movies, the Karate Kid, the Terminator, Indiana Jones, Rambo, and Escape from New York. He likes hard rock and heavy metal from the 1980s. His favorite song is Guns N Roses "Welcome to the Jungle."

In 1999, he was an extra in the filming of the football movie "The Replacements". It was released in 2000. The movie was loosely based on the 1987 NFL strike, specifically the Washington Redskins, who won all three replacement games without any of their regular players