Alexander, Grover

Grover Cleveland Alexander
Born: February 26, 1887, Elba, Nebraska
Died: November 4, 1950, St. Paul, Nebraska
Played For: 
Philadelphia Phillies (1911-1917, 1930), Chicago Cubs (1918-1926), St. Louis Cardinals (1926-1929)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1938

Suffering from epilepsy, haunted by his experiences in combat during World War I and shadowed by the dark side of alcoholism, Grover Cleveland Alexander was able to win 373 games during a 20-year Major League career, the third-highest total in Major League history. He led the league in ERA on four occasions, wins in six different seasons, complete games six times and shutouts during seven campaigns. Alexander also won 30 or more games three consecutive seasons.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that from 1931-35, a clean-shaven Alexander pitched for the House of David baseball club comprised of players whose religion dictated that men neither shave nor cut their hair?
He is the one player in our league who could win the pennant for any of the seven teams that were not in first place.
Bill Klem