Lefty Grove

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Birthdate3/6/1900
Death Date5/22/1975
Debut Year1925
Year of Induction1947
Teams Athletics, Red Sox
Position Pitcher

The American League leader in strikeouts in each of his first seven seasons, Lefty Grove recorded the AL’s lowest ERA a record nine times.

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Lefty Grove was one of the greatest pitchers in history

Lefty Grove was one of the greatest pitchers in history

Lefty Grove won the pitcher’s Triple Crown in back-to-back seasons in 1930 and 1931. The AL wins leader in four seasons, Grove also led the league in strikeouts seven times and ERA nine times. Grove’s best season came in 1931 when he went 31-4 with a 2.06 ERA to win the American League M
After retirement, Grove was a mainstay at old timers' games

After retirement, Grove was a mainstay at old timers' games

The Yankee Old Timer’s Game was a star-studded affair during the 1960s. Here 300-game winner Lefty Grove accepts Bob Fishel’s invitation to the game via this telegram. A back-to-back World Series champion with the Philadelphia Athletics, Grove was selected to Major League Baseball’
Grove won 257 games from 1928-1947, the most in all of baseball

Grove won 257 games from 1928-1947, the most in all of baseball

Lefty Grove was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era. Indeed he was one of the best of any era. An 8-time 20-game winner, Grove won a career high 31 games in 1931. From 1928-1947 Grove won 247 games, the most in all of baseball. Shown here is a 3×5 card handwritten by Indians great Mel

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