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Lefty Grove

Baseball

Philadelphia Athletics

Played 9 seasons as a LHP with the Philadelphia Athletics (1925-33)

Career stats with the Athletics: 195-79, 2.88 ERA, 1523 SO, 179 CG, 20 SHO

Considered the backbone of the A’s dynasty when he won 79 games (1929-31)

Finished with at least 20 victories in 7 consecutive seasons (1927-33)

Played in the inaugural All-Star Game, earning a save for the AL (1933)

7 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Wins

4 times led the AL in Wins (1928, 1930-31, 1933)

7 times finished in the AL Top 5 in ERA

5 times led the AL in ERA (1926, 1929-32)

8 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Strikeouts

7 consecutive times led the AL in Strikeouts (1925-31)

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Complete Games

3 times led the AL in Complete Games (1931-33)

5 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Shutouts

2 times led the AL in Shutouts (1931-32)

6 times finished in the AL Top 5 in Innings Pitched

1 time led the AL in Saves (1930)

Co-Holds the Athletics Single Season Record for Wins with 31 (1931)

Current rank on Athletics Career Leaders

  • 2nd in Wins [195]
  • 8th in ERA [2.88]
  • 4th in SO [1523]
  • 3rd in CG [179]
  • 7th in SHO [20]
  • 5th in IP [2401]

Current rank on the MLB Career Leaders:

  • 22nd in Wins [300]
  • 45th in SO [2266]
  • 42nd in CG [298]
  • 42nd in IP [3940.7]

Named as AL MVP (1931)

2 time winner of Pitching Triple Crown leading the AL in Wins, Strikeouts, and ERA (1930, 1931)

3 time AL Champion with the Athletics (1929-31)

2 time World Series Champion with the Athletics (1929, 1930)

Ranked 23rd on The Sporting News list of The 100 Greatest Baseball Players (1999)

Selected to Major League Baseball’s All-Century Team (1999)

Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1947)

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