Lefty Grove
Robert Moses Grove
 
last name Groves
Born: March 6, 1900 in Lonaconing, MD
Died: May 22, 1975 - 75 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'3" Wt: 190
(legend)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 1947
- Purchased by the Philadelphia Athletics from Baltimore in 1924
- High School: Central (Lonaconing, MD)

Pitching

Multi-Team Years
R
 
W
L
AL
25.3
SP
197.0
-3.7
120
-2.1
1.3
0.8
 
10
12
10
11
AL
26.3
SP
258.0
47.2
97
0.5
0.5
6.8
 
13
13
20
10
AL
27.3
SP
262.3
32.9
116
-1.9
0.0
1.1
 
20
13
18
11
AL
28.3
SP
261.7
50.3
93
0.2
0.2
2.9
 
24
8
21
9
AL
29.3
SP
275.3
54.6
104
-1.0
0.5
2.0
 
20
6
21
10
AL
30.3
SP
291.0
80.2
101
1.7
0.1
3.3
 
28
5
24
9
AL
31.3
SP
288.7
83.0
84
2.9
0.1
1.5
 
31
4
25
7
AL
32.3
SP
291.7
74.8
101
2.8
-0.1
6.5
 
25
10
24
9
AL
33.3
SP
275.3
42.8
113
-2.3
-0.3
-1.5
 
24
8
20
11
AL
34.3
SP
109.3
-16.2
84
-1.6
0.3
3.6
 
8
8
5
7
AL
35.3
SP
273.0
61.4
105
-1.5
-0.1
8.3
 
20
12
21
9
AL
36.3
SP
253.3
83.0
90
-2.9
0.1
6.4
 
17
12
23
7
AL
37.3
SP
262.0
66.2
101
-4.7
0.1
6.0
 
17
9
21
8
AL
38.3
SP
163.7
41.0
65
-2.1
-0.1
3.1
 
14
4
13
5
AL
39.3
SP
191.0
58.5
63
-2.8
0.1
5.7
 
15
4
17
5
AL
40.3
SP
153.3
18.7
73
-3.6
0.0
2.0
 
7
6
10
7
AL
41.3
SP
134.0
-12.1
84
1.3
0.0
2.1
 
7
7
7
9
17
2
SP
3940.7
762.7
1594
-17.0
2.9
60.8
300
141
301
144
 
   
R
 
W
L
9
P
2401.0
462.1
929
0.9
2.4
23.5
195
79
183
87
8
P
1539.7
300.6
665
-17.9
0.5
37.3
105
62
118
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