Pete Alexander was pretty awesome for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 24 May 2011 at 12:36 pm

Righty starting pitcher Pete (Grover Cleveland) Alexander was elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1938. He did his best work with the Philadelphia Phillies. From 1915-17, Alexander pitched in 142 games (131 starts) in which he as 94-35 with 6 saves, a 1.54 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP. He won at least 30 games in each of those years and his highest ERA was 1.83! Alexander pitched in 338 games (280 starts) in his 8 years with the Phillies and he was 190-91 with 15 saves, a 2.18 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Alexander is the Phillies’ all-time leader in shutouts with 61 of them. He is also #9 in games pitched (338), #4 in games started (280), #3 in wins (190), #3 in innings pitched (2,513 2/3), #5 in whiffs (1,409) and he’s #2 in complete games (219). Alexander finished his major league career with 373 wins, which has him tied for 3rd place with Christy Mathewson.

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