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Philadelphia Phillies MLB News - Phillies Baseball Blog » Pete Alexander was pretty awesome for the Philadelphia Phillies

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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