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Lefty Grove

Robert Moses Grove
last name Groves

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 6, 1900 in Lonaconing, MD
High School: Central HS (Lonaconing, MD)(All Transactions)
Debut: April 14, 1925 (Age 25)   vs. BOS 3.2 IP, 6 H, 0 SO, 4 BB, 4 ER
Rookie Status: Lost 1925 [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/RedSox 1925-1941

Final Game: September 28, 1941 (Age 41)   vs. PHA 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1947 (123/161 ballots).
   View Lefty Grove Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: May 22, 1975 in Norwalk, OH
Buried: Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Lefty Grove: 15 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead, 15 lacking some details
2 Tms
PHA11
BOS4
 
vs RHP14
vs LHP1
 
Home9
Away6
 
Leverage
7 Opps
SLB4
DET3
CHW3
CLE2
WSH1
PHA1
BOS1
13 Pitchers
Dick Coffman2
George Blaeholder2
Jimmy Zinn1
General Crowder1
Tommy Thomas1
Phil Gallivan1
Sarge Connally1
Lil Stoner1
Hod Lisenbee1
Mel Harder1
Carl Fischer1
Tommy Bridges1
Al Benton1
6 Parks
Shibe Pk9
Sprtsmn3/Busch2
Comiskey Pk1
Fenway Pk1
League Pk II1
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
Unk15
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms15
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
Unk14
9th1
Outs
Unk14
11
 
DefPos
P15
Bases
Unk15
 
27 RBI
0 on9
1 on1
2 on4
3 on1
Any on6
Inning
23
33
42
52
61
72
81
Extra1
 
1-36
4-65
7-end4
RelScore
Unk15
 
Unk15
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1927 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1927-07-30 PHA CHW Sarge Connally b 5 1 1
2 2 2 1 1927-09-08 PHA DET Lil Stoner b 6 1 1
1928 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
3 3 1 1 1928-09-27 PHA @ CHW Tommy Thomas t 3 1 1 9 1
1929 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
4 4 1 1 1929-07-25 PHA CLE Jimmy Zinn b 5 3 1
1930 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
5 5 1 1 1930-06-27 (1) PHA SLB Dick Coffman b 3 1 1
6 6 2 1 1930-08-04 PHA BOS Hod Lisenbee b 2 3 1
1932 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1932-06-08 PHA @ CLE Mel Harder t 8 1 1
8 8 2 1 1932-08-05 PHA @ SLB Carl Fischer t 10 1 1
9 9 3 1 1932-08-22 PHA CHW Phil Gallivan b 4 3 1
10 10 4 1 1932-08-26 PHA SLB George Blaeholder b 2 2 1
1933 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
11 11 1 1 1933-06-05 PHA WSH General Crowder b 4 1 1
1934 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
12 12 1 1 1934-05-19 BOS @ SLB Dick Coffman t 7 3 1
1935 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
13 13 1 1 1935-07-27 (1) BOS @ PHA George Blaeholder t 2 4 1
1939 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1939-05-21 BOS DET Al Benton b 7 1 1
1940 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1940-05-20 BOS @ DET Tommy Bridges t 3 1 1

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.