Grover Cleveland Alexander

October 27, 2010 by staff 

Grover Cleveland Alexander, Alexander was a professional baseball pitcher. Today his name has come to number one on Google Trends. It is the most searched term on Google last hour.

Alexander was born in Nebraska in 1887. A total of 12 brothers and sisters. A player semi-professional baseball in his youth, went on to win his first professional contract at age 20.

As a star pitcher in 1920, was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies and 750.

n his rookie season, Alexander led the league with 28 wins (a record for a rookie today), 31 complete games, 367 innings pitched and seven shutouts while finishing second in strikeouts and fourth in ERA. From 1912 to 1920, Alexander led the league in ERA five times (1915, 1916, 1917, 1919 and 1920), won 5 times (1914-17, 1920), entry 6 times (1912, 1914-17, 1920), struck six times (1912, 1914-1917, 1920), games, 5 times (1914-1917, 1920), and five times in shutouts (1915, 1916 [single-season record 16], 1917, 1919). He won the pitching triple crown in 1915, 1916, 1917 and 1920. In 1915, played an important role in leading the Phillies win their first title, and broke a 4-1 record beating.

As the war came first, Alexander spent the first season of 1918 as an artillery officer in France. He suffered a concussion, hearing loss and seizures. After the war is rarely sober. Despite this, grabbed another three in 1920 to launch the Cubs. It was sold then the Cardinals in 1926.

Alexander was at his best when the Cardinals won the National League pennant and met with the New York Yankees in the World Series. He broke a complete victory in Game 2 and Game 6. Bob O’Farrell team in the glory of his time, after the match 6 wins, Alexander was able to drink all night and still feeling the effects when he was sent to the field. Alexander entered the game in the seventh inning of Game 7 after starting Jesse Hines has developed blisters with the Cardinals ahead 3-2, the bases loaded and one out 2. Facing the Yankees slugger Tony Lazzeri, Alexander hit him and then held the Yankees’ two scoreless innings to preserve the win and give St. Louis the championship. It is one of the last season of 20 wins, the Cardinals in 1927, but continued use, finally left in. He made the majors after a brief return to the Phillies in 1930 and pitched for the house of David until 1938.

Alexander attended three games in 1950 World Series at Yankee Stadium, and saw the Phillies play the Yankees. He died less than a month later, on November 4, 1950 in St. Paul, Nebraska, at age 63.

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