Lefty Grove

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Birthday
6, 1900
Birthplace
Lonaconing Md, MD
Death Date
May 22, 1975 (75)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
6, 1900
Birthplace
Lonaconing Md, MD
Death Date
May 22, 1975 (75)

About

1931 American League MVP who was one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in the history of the MLB. He was named to 6 All-Star games and helped lead the Philadelphia Athletics to World Series Championships in 1929 and 1930.

Before Fame

He made his mark originally playing on the sandlots of Maryland.

Trivia

He won exactly 300 games in his 17-year career while striking out 2,266 batters and posting a career ERA of 3.06; he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.

Family Life

Lived with his daughter-in-law after the death of his ex-wife Ethel.

Associated With

Randy Johnson joined him as one of the few left-handed pitchers in the elite 300-win club.