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Lefty Grove

American original

by Jim Kaplan

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Society for American Baseball Research in Cleveland, Ohio .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Grove, Lefty, 1900-1975,
    • Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography,
    • Baseball players -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementJim Kaplan.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV865.G75 K37 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination314 p. :
      Number of Pages314
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6806512M
      ISBN 100910137803
      LC Control Number00269866
      OCLC/WorldCa43792550

      By the start of the season, Lefty Grove had already accumulated a laundry list of Hall of Fame-worthy accomplishments. After a year career that began with Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics in , the southpaw had won two pitching Triple Crowns, led the AL in ERA nine times and in strikeouts seven times and had seen seven win seasons – not including when he won 31 games in   Most biographies on Lefty Grove passes quickly through his five seasons in Baltimore – not so with Jim Kaplan’s Lefty Grove: American Original. Kaplan’s chapter on Grove’s time in Charm City is the most complete I have found in the modern biographies of the Hall of Famer.

      A bronze statoe, unveiled in June , shows hometown hall-of-fame hero pitcher Lefty Grove doing his delivery. Even after he was playing professional baseball, Lefty maintained his connections with his roots, and had a bowling alley in Town.5/5(1). Lefty Grove. Robert Moses Grove. last name Groves. Born: March 6, in Lonaconing, MD. Died: - 75 years old. Bats: L. Throws: L. Ht: 6'3" Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James.

      Lefty Grove: American Original by Jim Kaplan A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Lefty Grove may have been baseball's best pitcher. (Kaplan's book) is meticulously researched, with good historical sketches of Philadelphia in the '20s and Boston in the '30s. Because. Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez (Novem – Febru ) was an American professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, Gomez played in Major League Baseball (MLB) between and for the New York Yankees and the Washington was a five-time World Series champion with the Yankees. He was also known for his colorful personality and humor throughout his Induction:


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Lefty Grove by Jim Kaplan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lefty Grove may have been baseball’s best pitcher. He was certainly one of its most interesting. A three-hundred-game winner during –41, he captured an unmatched nine ERA and five winning-percentage titles.

While starring for the Philadelphia Athletics he was known for “a fastball and a mean disposition,” qualities best exemplified /5(16).

View Lefty Grove's Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos). Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during season Full Name: Robert Moses Grove View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject.

More bio, uniform, draft, salary infoHeight: Meter. Lefty Grove: Setting the standard by which all future Philadelphia southpaws would be judged, Grove was a nine-time ERA champ, who also compiled seven strikeout crowns and K's, 1, while in Philly.

He retired in as the greatest left-hander to ever play the game. Lefty Grove may have been baseballs best pitcher. He was certainly one of its most interesting. A three-hundred-game winner duringhe captured an unmatched nine ERA and /5(20).

Lefty Grove Game by Game Pitching Logs. Lefty Grove pitched in 22 Major League games during the regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Grove pitched in, specifically relating to his pitching statistics.

Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. Rules. Schedules. Bantam Schedulue.

Senior Division Stat Leaders. Sponsors. Standings. Sitemap. Rules. Lefty Grove Rule Book. Lefty Grove Legends Rule Book. Sign in | Recent Site Activity | Report Abuse | Print Page | Powered By Google Sites. In the book Historical Baseball Abstract, author Bill James rated Lefty Grove as one of the twenty greatest players in baseball history.

Many of the records that he set still stand today. Lefty is one of only 24 pitchers who have won or more games. Of th he still has the highest winning percentage. Lefty Grove, byname of Robert Moses Grove, (born March 6,Lonaconing, Md., U.S.—diedNorwalk, Ohio), American professional baseball player, one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in history.

He grew up in a mining town and worked odd jobs when his formal education ended after the eighth grade. Grove did not play organized baseball until age   This book chronicles the history of the Philadelphia Athletics, the first real dynasty in Major League Baseball.

The focus of the book is the season, in which Philadelphia, led by superstar pitcher Lefty Grove, had the best season in franchise history, /5(2).

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Played 17 seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox. One of the premier Left Handed Pitchers of the 20th Century, and the dominant pitcher of the late 20s and early 30s.

Came to the Majors in with the A's, posting a Burial: Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg. Book Review Lefty Grove: American Original. Jim Kaplan. Lefty Grove: American Original. Cleveland OH: Society for American Baseball Research. Paper, $ One might not agree with author Jim Kaplan that Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove () was baseball's greatest pitcher, but Kaplan makes some compelling arguments.

This book chronicles the history of the Philadelphia Athletics, the first real dynasty in Major League Baseball. The focus of the book is the season, in which Philadelphia, led by superstar pitcher Lefty Grove, had the best season in franchise history, leading to a third consecutive trip to the World Series.

With a roster full of future Hall of Fame players--like Al Simmons, Mickey. Lefty Grove, byname of Robert Moses Grove (born March 6,Lonaconing, Md., U.S.—diedNorwalk, Ohio), American professional baseball player, one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in history. He grew up in a mining town and worked odd jobs when his formal education ended after the eighth grade.

Grove did not play organized baseball until age View Lefty Grove's Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos). Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during season Full Name: Robert Moses GroveBorn: Lefty Grove Legends Rule Book.

League Forms. Sign in | Recent Site Activity | Report Abuse | Print Page | Powered By Google Sites. This book chronicles the history of the Philadelphia Athletics, the first real dynasty in Major League Baseball.

The focus of the book is the season, in which Philadelphia, led by superstar pitcher Lefty Grove, had the best season in franchise history, leading to a third consecutive trip to the World Series. Lefty Grove may have been baseball’s greatest all-time pitcher.

He was certainly its most dominant. No one matched his nine ERA titles, and his winning percentage () is the highest among game winners (eighth best overall).

Lefty Grove Baseball League, Norwalk Ohio, Norwalk. 1K likes. The Lefty Grove Baseball fields are filled with players almost every night of the week during the first part of the summer.

Looking for /5(16). Lefty Grove, Chatham, Massachusetts. likes. Debut album El Niño out 3/8 Tunes n goons Chatham, MA Lefty Grove is: Patrick Reynolds - Vocal/Bass Andrew Morris - Guitar/Vocals Paul MacAlister - DrumsFollowers: Or, as he's better known, Lefty Grove.

He didn't win as many games as Warren Spahn or emerge as a national phenomenon after baseball had moved into the television age, as was the case with Sandy Koufax, and he wasn't an annual World Series fixture, as Whitey Ford was, but Grove was so good at what he did that even his status as a game.

Lefty Grove twice won pitching’s Triple Crown, appeared in three World Series assisting the Athletics in capturing two (, ) and was the American League’s Most Valuable Player in Lefty Grove ended his year career with exactly wins, 2, strikeouts and a earned run average.

Lefty Grove, who threw bullets past Ruth and Gehrig and the rest, stbod 6 foot 3 and wore an expression of sulky anger stuck on top of a long, thin neck. He was a Author: Red Smith.Get this from a library! Lefty Grove: American original. [Jim Kaplan] -- "In Lefty Grove: American Original, Jim Kaplan argues that the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox immortal was baseball's greatest pitcher.

In the process he tells a riveting story about a.