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Pete Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander (Old Pete)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 26, 1887 in Elba, NE
High School: St. Paul HS (St. Paul, NE)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 15, 1911 (Age 24.048, 3,450th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1911 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cubs/Cardinals 1911-1930

Last Game: May 28, 1930 (Age 43.091)   vs. BSN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1938 (212/262 ballots). Induction ceremony in Cooperstown held in 1939.
   View Pete Alexander Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: November 4, 1950 in St. Paul, NE
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, St. Paul, NE
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1911 PHI NL 24 P 48 367.0 110 11 95 4 3 .964 2.60 2.21 .943 2.77 2.74 MVP-3
1912 PHI NL 25 P 46 310.0 88 10 75 3 1 .966 2.47 1.85 .948 2.54 2.52 MVP-22
1913 PHI NL 26 P 47 36 23 306.0 92 10 82 0 3 1.000 2.71 1.96 .955 2.61 2.60
1914 PHI NL 27 P 46 39 32 355.0 123 18 102 3 1 .976 3.04 2.61 .943 2.68 2.66 MVP-10
1914 PHI NL 27 LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20 MVP-10
1914 PHI NL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 MVP-10
1915 PHI NL 28 P 49 42 36 376.0 145 22 120 3 4 .979 3.40 2.90 .952 2.72 2.71
1916 PHI NL 29 P 48 45 38 389.0 120 17 102 1 3 .992 2.75 2.48 .959 2.67 2.67
1917 PHI NL 30 P 45 44 35 388.0 133 24 108 1 3 .992 3.06 2.93 .961 2.86 2.86
1918 CHC NL 31 P 3 3 3 26.0 8 0 8 0 0 1.000 2.77 2.67 .965 2.94 2.93
1919 CHC NL 32 P 30 27 20 235.0 91 6 85 0 1 1.000 3.49 3.03 .960 2.93 2.93
1920 CHC NL 33 P 46 40 33 363.0 115 8 105 2 2 .983 2.80 2.46 .957 2.80 2.83
1921 CHC NL 34 P 31 30 20 252.0 73 11 60 2 4 .973 2.54 2.29 .953 2.67 2.66
1922 CHC NL 35 P 33 31 20 246.0 78 9 69 0 5 1.000 2.85 2.36 .957 2.38 2.36
1923 CHC NL 36 P 39 36 26 305.0 102 11 90 1 6 .990 2.98 2.59 .958 2.41 2.40
1924 CHC NL 37 P 21 20 12 169.0 59 4 53 2 2 .966 3.04 2.71 .965 2.52 2.51 MVP-22
1925 CHC NL 38 P 32 30 20 236.0 52 7 45 0 4 1.000 1.98 1.63 .957 2.44 2.41
1926 TOT NL 39 P 30 23 15 200.0 63 3 58 2 1 .968 2.74 2.03 .958 2.57 2.53 MVP-19
1926 CHC NL 39 P 7 7 4 52.0 20 1 19 0 0 1.000 3.46 2.86 .958 2.56 2.53
1926 STL NL 39 P 23 16 11 148.0 43 2 39 2 1 .953 2.49 1.78 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 STL NL 40 P 37 30 22 268.0 74 8 66 0 1 1.000 2.49 2.00 .958 2.33 2.31 MVP-20
1928 STL NL 41 P 34 31 18 244.0 61 4 57 0 3 1.000 2.25 1.79 .966 2.42 2.41
1929 STL NL 42 P 22 19 8 132.0 44 5 38 1 2 .977 2.93 1.95 .964 2.38 2.35
1930 PHI NL 43 P 9 3 0 22.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.82 0.22 .965 2.21 2.18 3 2 40% 44% 0
20 Seasons P 696 529 381 5189.0 1633 189 1419 25 49 .985 2.79 2.31 .955 2.62 2.60 3 2 40% 44% 0
1 Season LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.20
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10 1-0-0
20 Seasons TOT 697 529 381 5190.0 1633 189 1419 25 49 .985 2.79 2.31 .955 2.62 2.60 1-0-0 3 2 40% 44% 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1911 PHI NL 24 P
1912 PHI NL 25 P
1913 PHI NL 26 P
1914 PHI NL 27 P
1914 PHI NL 27 LF
1915 PHI NL 28 P
1916 PHI NL 29 P
1917 PHI NL 30 P
1918 CHC NL 31 P
1919 CHC NL 32 P
1920 CHC NL 33 P
1921 CHC NL 34 P
1922 CHC NL 35 P
1923 CHC NL 36 P
1924 CHC NL 37 P
1925 CHC NL 38 P
1926 CHC NL 39 P
1926 STL NL 39 P
1927 STL NL 40 P
1928 STL NL 41 P
1929 STL NL 42 P
1930 PHI NL 43 P
20 Seasons P
1 Season LF
20 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1911 PHI NL 24 50 50 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1912 PHI NL 25 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1913 PHI NL 26 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914 PHI NL 27 48 39 48 47 46 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
1915 PHI NL 28 49 42 49 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1916 PHI NL 29 49 45 49 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1917 PHI NL 30 47 44 47 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1918 CHC NL 31 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1919 CHC NL 32 30 27 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1920 CHC NL 33 46 40 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1921 CHC NL 34 31 30 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1922 CHC NL 35 33 31 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1923 CHC NL 36 39 36 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 CHC NL 37 21 20 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 CHC NL 38 32 30 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 STL NL 39 23 16 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 CHC NL 39 7 7 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 STL NL 40 37 30 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1928 STL NL 41 34 31 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 STL NL 42 22 19 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 PHI NL 43 9 3 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Seasons 703 493 703 556 696 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1930 PHI NL 43 71 93% 21% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 71 93% 21% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 86% 28% 87% 82%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA (24.3%)
1937 BBWAA (62.2%)
1938 BBWAA (80.9%)
Selected to HOF in 1938 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 NL (3, 36%)
1912 NL (22, 2%)
1914 NL (10, 14%)
1924 NL (22, 1%)
1926 NL (19, 6%)
1927 NL (20, 4%)
0.63 Career Shares (385th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1911 NL  48 (3rd)
1912 NL  46 (3rd)
1913 NL  47 (4th)
1914 NL  46 (4th)
1915 NL  49 (2nd)
1916 NL  48 (2nd)
1917 NL  45 (4th)
1920 NL  46 (2nd)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1914 NL  18 (1st)
1915 NL  22 (1st)
1916 NL  17 (1st)
1917 NL  24 (1st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1911 NL  95 (3rd)
1913 NL  82 (4th)
1914 NL  102 (2nd)
1915 NL  120 (1st)
1916 NL  102 (2nd)
1917 NL  108 (1st)
1919 NL  85 (2nd)
1920 NL  105 (1st)
1922 NL  69 (5th)
1923 NL  90 (2nd)
1927 NL  66 (3rd)
Career  1,419 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1915 NL  3.40 (4th)
1922 NL  2.85 (5th)
1923 NL  2.98 (5th)
1924 NL  3.04 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1914 NL  2.61 (2nd)
1915 NL  2.90 (2nd)
1916 NL  2.48 (3rd)
1917 NL  2.93 (1st)
1919 NL  3.03 (2nd)
1922 NL  2.36 (3rd)
1923 NL  2.59 (2nd)
1924 NL  2.71 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1913 NL  1.000 (1st)
1914 NL  .976 (5th)
1917 NL  .992 (5th)
1919 NL  1.000 (1st)
1920 NL  .983 (5th)
1922 NL  1.000 (1st)
1923 NL  .990 (3rd)
1925 NL  1.000 (1st)
1927 NL  1.000 (1st)
1928 NL  1.000 (1st)
Career  .985 (81st)

Oldest s c a p y
1923 NL  born 1887-02-26 (9th)
1924 NL  born 1887-02-26 (5th)
1925 NL  born 1887-02-26 (4th)
1926 NL  born 1887-02-26 (3rd)
1927 NL  born 1887-02-26 (3rd)
1928 NL  born 1887-02-26 (2nd)
1929 NL  born 1887-02-26 (2nd)
1930 NL  born 1887-02-26 (1st)

                           

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Name and misspellings: Grover Old Cleveland Pete peter alaxander Alexander

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