Off the Beaten Basepaths #5: Lefty Grove’s Home Town
Lefty Grove was born in the mountain town of Lonaconing, Maryland which is the focus of this installment of Off the Beaten Basepaths. Lefty was the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1931 and his trophy resides in the George’s Creek Library in Lonaconing. It’s the only MVP trophy not in private hands or at the Hall of Fame. Lefty returned to Lonaconing after his playing career was over and he is buried in nearby Frostburg, MD. View the video below for the Lefty Grove tour, and visit author David B. Stinson’s Deadball Baseball for even more Lefty Grove sites in and about Lonaconing.