Grover Cleveland AlexanderGrover Cleveland "Pete" Alexander
- November 4
) was an American baseball
player who played Major League Baseball
. Alexander is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
He was born in Elba, Nebraska and broke into the major leagues in 1911 with the Philadelphia Phillies. Alexander pitched for the Phillies until 1918 when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs. He pitched for the Cubs until 1926 when he was selected off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals. Alexander pitched for the Cardinals until 1930 when he was traded back to the Phillies where he finished his career.
His biggest individual accomplishments were:
- being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938,
- most Winss (373) and Shutouts (90) by a National League pitcher,
- won the pitching triple crown (led league in wins, strikeouts and ERA) in 1915, 1916, and 1920,
- being on the 1926 World Series winning Cardinals team.
Major League Single Season Records:
- most Shutouts (16) in 1916
Years Led League by Statistical category: