Grover Cleveland "Pete" Alexander (February 26, 1887 - November 4, 1950) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1911 to 1930. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Alexander was born in Elba, Nebraska and broke into the major leagues in 1911 with the Philadelphia Phillies. Alexander pitched for the Phillies until 1918 when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs. He pitched for the Cubs until 1926 when he was selected off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals. Alexander pitched for the Cardinals until 1930 when he was traded back to the Phillies, where he finished his career.
His most significant individual accomplishments were:
being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938 as only the 9th player selected
most Wins (373) and Shutouts (90) by a National League pitcher
won the pitching triple crown (led league in wins, strikeouts and ERA) in 1915, 1916, and 1920
being on the 1926 World Series-winning Cardinals team
Major League Single Season Records:
most Shutouts (16) in 1916
Years Led League by Statistical category:
led the Major Leagues 4 times in Shutouts and Wins
led the Major Leagues 3 times in Games started, Complete games, Innings pitched, Strike outs and Earned run average
led the National League 7 times in Shutouts and Innings pitched,
led the National League 6 times in Wins, Strike outs and Complete games,
led the National League 4 times in Earned run average, Walks plus hits per inning pitched and Games started