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Full Name: Robert Moses Grove Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/190 First Game: April 14, 1925
Birthdate: March 6, 1900 Final Game: September 28, 1941
Birthplace: Lonaconing, Maryland MLB Experience: 17 years
Died: May 22, 1975
Deathplace: Norwalk, Ohio
Bat/Throw: Left/Left
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947


Biography

Born on March 6, 1900 in Lonaconing, Maryland, Lefty Grove (Robert Moses Grove) played for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox over the course of his 17 year career. Grove broke into the bigs on April 14, 1925 with the Philadelphia Athletics, and put up a 4.75 ERA in 197 innings pitched in 1925, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Lefty Grove's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1930, when he posted a 2.54 ERA, won 28 games and struck out 209 batters. However, others believe that it was 1931, when he posted a 2.06 ERA, won 31 games and struck out 175 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1925 PHI A 45 18 10 12 4.75 116 120 104 5 0 1 197 207 11 131 0 9 5
1926 PHI A 45 33 13 13 2.51 194 97 72 20 1 6 258 227 6 101 0 5 6
1927 PHI A 51 28 20 13 3.19 174 116 93 14 1 9 262.1 251 6 79 0 5 2
1928 PHI A 39 31 24 8 2.58 183 93 75 24 4 4 261.2 228 10 64 0 4 1
1929 PHI A 42 37 20 6 2.81 170 104 86 19 2 4 275.1 278 8 81 0 8 3
1930 PHI A 50 32 28 5 2.54 209 101 82 22 2 9 291 273 8 60 0 2 5
1931 PHI A 41 30 31 4 2.06 175 84 66 27 4 5 288.2 249 10 62 0 2 1
1932 PHI A 44 30 25 10 2.84 188 101 92 27 4 7 291.2 269 13 79 0 0 1
1933 PHI A 45 28 24 8 3.20 114 113 98 21 2 6 275.1 280 12 83 0 1 4
1934 BOS A 22 12 8 8 6.50 43 84 79 5 0 0 109.1 149 5 32 0 1 1
1935 BOS A 35 30 20 12 2.70 121 105 82 23 2 1 273 269 6 65 0 2 3
1936 BOS A 35 30 17 12 2.81 130 90 79 22 6 2 253.1 237 14 65 0 0 4
1937 BOS A 32 32 17 9 3.02 153 101 88 21 3 0 262 269 9 83 0 5 1
1938 BOS A 24 21 14 4 3.08 99 65 56 12 1 1 163.2 169 8 52 0 3 1
1939 BOS A 23 23 15 4 2.54 81 63 54 17 2 0 191 180 8 58 0 0 1
1940 BOS A 22 21 7 6 3.99 62 73 68 9 1 0 153.1 159 20 50 0 1 1
1941 BOS A 21 21 7 7 4.37 54 84 65 10 0 0 134 155 8 42 0 3 2
Total 616 457 300 141 3.06 2266 1594 1339 298 35 55 3940.2 3849 162 1187 0 51 42

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1925 PHI A P 45 0 0 6 55 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .968
1926 PHI A P 45 0 0 6 53 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1927 PHI A P 51 0 0 8 55 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1928 PHI A P 39 0 0 6 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1929 PHI A P 42 0 0 3 41 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1930 PHI A P 50 0 0 6 53 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1931 PHI A P 41 0 0 2 47 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1932 PHI A P 44 0 0 3 46 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1933 PHI A P 45 0 0 9 58 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1934 BOS A P 22 0 0 3 18 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .913
1935 BOS A P 35 0 0 1 63 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1936 BOS A P 35 0 0 3 49 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1937 BOS A P 32 0 0 6 43 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1938 BOS A P 24 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1939 BOS A P 23 0 0 0 21 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1940 BOS A P 22 0 0 1 34 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .921
1941 BOS A P 21 0 0 2 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .864
Total P 616 0 0 65 722 38 26 0 0 0 0 0 .954

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1925 PHI A 45 65 3 8 0 3 .123 .136 .123 0 0 1 26 0 2 0 0 0
1926 PHI A 45 81 6 8 0 6 .099 .151 .136 1 1 5 42 0 9 0 0 0
1927 PHI A 51 80 8 10 2 8 .125 .205 .213 1 0 8 30 0 9 1 0 0
1928 PHI A 39 88 10 15 1 6 .170 .263 .250 2 1 10 41 1 5 0 0 0
1929 PHI A 42 102 13 22 1 15 .216 .259 .275 3 0 6 33 0 8 0 0 0
1930 PHI A 50 110 11 22 2 17 .200 .248 .318 3 2 7 46 0 4 0 0 0
1931 PHI A 41 115 8 23 0 12 .200 .220 .226 3 0 3 48 0 4 0 0 0
1932 PHI A 44 107 10 18 4 12 .168 .205 .290 1 0 5 51 0 4 0 0 0
1933 PHI A 45 105 9 9 1 7 .086 .119 .152 4 0 4 43 0 4 0 0 0
1934 BOS A 22 37 4 6 1 4 .162 .205 .270 1 0 2 13 0 3 0 0 0
1935 BOS A 35 89 5 7 1 5 .079 .196 .146 1 1 13 49 0 6 0 0 0
1936 BOS A 35 80 5 11 0 5 .138 .207 .188 4 0 6 34 1 12 0 0 0
1937 BOS A 32 91 6 13 0 6 .143 .243 .154 1 0 12 39 0 6 0 0 0
1938 BOS A 24 54 8 8 0 8 .148 .246 .148 0 0 7 25 0 7 0 0 0
1939 BOS A 25 67 3 9 1 5 .134 .237 .179 0 0 9 26 0 9 0 0 0
1940 BOS A 23 53 4 8 1 2 .151 .196 .208 0 0 3 29 0 5 0 0 0
1941 BOS A 21 45 6 5 0 0 .111 .184 .156 2 0 4 18 0 6 0 0 1
Total 619 1369 119 202 15 121 .148 .209 .207 27 5 105 593 2 103 1 0 1

Transactions

  • Sold by Baltimore (International) to Philadelphia Athletics for $100600 (October 8, 1924).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Athletics with Rube Walberg and Max Bishop to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Bob Kline, Rabbit Warstler and $125000 (December 12, 1933).

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