Lefty Grove

Robert Moses Grove
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1947
Primary team: Philadelphia Athletics
Primary position: Pitcher

High-strung Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove was the backbone of the Philadelphia Athletics dynasty of 1929-31, with an astonishing 79-15 record over those two Triple Crown seasons. He topped the American League in wins four times, winning percentage five times and strikeouts seven consecutive times. Most impressive are his nine ERA titles, easily the greatest total in history. He won 112 games for the Minor League Baltimore Orioles in addition to his 300 Major League victories.

"His fastball was so fast that by the time you'd made up your mind whether it would be a strike or not, it just wasn't there anymore. "
Charlie Gehringer

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1947
Primary Team: Philadelphia Athletics
Position Played: Pitcher
Bats:
Throws: Left
Birth place: Lonaconing, Maryland
Birth year: 1900
Died: 1975, Norwalk, Ohio
Played for:
Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1933)
Boston Red Sox (1934-1941)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
616
HitsH
3849
RunsR
1594
Innings PitchedIP
3940.2
WinsW
300
LossesL
141
Winning %Winning %
.680
Games StartedGS
457
ERAERA
3.06
Complete GamesCG
298
ShutoutsSHO
35
WHIPWHIP
1.278
SavesSV
54
Earned RunsER
1339
WalksBB
1187
StrikeoutsSO
2266