Lefty Grove biography

Lefty Grove

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1900 – 1975

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Who was Lefty Grove?

Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove was a professional baseball pitcher. After having success in the minor leagues during the early 1920s, Grove became a star in Major League Baseball with the American League's Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox, winning 300 games in his 17-year MLB career. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.

One of the greatest left-handed pitchers in major league history, Grove led the American League in wins in four separate seasons, in strikeouts seven years in a row, and had the league's lowest earned run average a record nine times. Over the course of the three years from 1929 to 1931 he twice won the pitcher's Triple Crown, leading the league in wins, strikeouts, and ERA, while amassing a 79-15 record as the ace for the Athletics' dynasty teams.

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Born
Mar 6, 1900
Lonaconing
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Baltimore
  • Lonaconing
Died
May 22, 1975
Norwalk

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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