Biography

FULL NAME: Robert Moses (Mose) Grove

BORN: March 6, 1900 Lonaconing, Maryland

DIED: May 23, 1975 Norwalk, Ohio

Lefty Grove began his brilliant 17-season Major League pitching career with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1925. As a rookie, Lefty led the league with 116 strikeouts, which would prove to be the first of seven straight strikeout titles. He was also busy collecting American League pitching titles, winning four during his career.

While with the Athletics, Lefty won four World Series games for the city of "Brotherly Love." In 1931, American League MVP honors were bestowed upon him. Ten years later, he amassed his 300th career victory which would solidify his place in baseball history. His date with the Hall of Fame was inevitable, and in 1947, the Hall of Fame came knocking on Lefty's door.

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