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Overview (4)

Born in Elba, Nebraska, USA
Died in St. Paul, Nebraska, USA
Nickname Pete
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Grover Cleveland Alexander was born on February 26, 1887 in Elba, Nebraska, USA. He was married to Aimee Arrants and Amy Marie Arrants. He died on November 4, 1950 in St. Paul, Nebraska.

Spouse (2)

Aimee Arrants (1931 - 1941) ( divorced)
Amy Marie Arrants (31 May 1918 - 1929) ( divorced)

Trivia (11)

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938. He was 373-208 with a 2.56 ERA.
Named for one U.S. President (Grover Cleveland), he was later portrayed in the film biography The Winning Team (1952) by a future President, Ronald Reagan.
Most famous for his bases-loaded strikeout of Tony Lazzeri to help win the World Series for the Cardinals in 1926.
He was an epileptic and alcoholic, plus suffered the effects of battle fatigue from WWI.
Pitched for the House of David baseball club (1931-1935).
Most shutouts in the NL (90).
Pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1911-1917, 1930), Chicago Cubs (1918-1926), and St. Louis Cardinals (1926-1929).
Led the league five times in ERA.
Philadelphia Phillies All-Time Shutouts Leader (61).
Made major league debut on 15 April 1911.
Induced into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 (inaugural class).

Personal Quotes (1)

Less than a foot made the difference between a hero and a bum. - after striking out Tony Lazzeri to win the 1926 World Series; Lazzeri had hit a long foul ball on the previous pitch

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