Grover Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887-1950) was acquired by the Phillies in 1910. His 31 wins in 1915 would lead the team to its first penant. The following season would bring 33 victories and 16 shutouts. He would again be a 30 game winner in 1917 - a remarkable feat. The subsequent years following WWI, where he served on the front lines, would be tragic for Alexander. He would suffer from alcoholism from there on. There would be some success with his new team- the Cardinals- especially in the 1926 World Series against the Yankees. With 373 wins - 2,199 strikeouts, Grover Alexander was named to the Hall of Fame in 1938.

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