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Grover Cleveland Alexander


Vital Statistics:

Born: Feb. 26, 1887 in Elba, Neb.

Died: Nov. 4, 1950

Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1911-1917, 1930), Chicago Cubs (1918-26), St. Louis Cardinals (1926-29)

Inducted into Hall of Fame: 1938

Batted: Right

Threw: Right

Primary position: Pitcher

Career Highlights:

  • Had a record of 373-208 with a 2.56 ERA in 20 major-league seasons.
  • Led the league in ERA five times, wins six times and strikeouts six times. He led the league in all three (pitching's Triple Crown) in 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1920.
  • His 90 shutouts are a National League record and his 373 wins are tied for first all-time with Christy Mathewson.
  • Sold in the middle of the 1926 season to the Cardinals, he pitched complete-game wins in Games 2 and 6 against the Yankees and came on in relief to win Game 7.
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