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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, Maryland, United States
Died: May 22, 1975 in Norwalk, Ohio, United States
High School: Central HS (Lonaconing, MD)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1920 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-D 15 5 .750 3.12 4.20 25 16 182.0 150 85 63 95 1.346 7.4 4.7
1920 20 -7.3 Martinsburg BLRI D 3 3 .500 1.68 2.44 6 59.0 30 16 11 24 0.915 4.6 3.7
1920 20 -5.5 Baltimore IL AA 12 2 .857 3.80 5.05 19 16 123.0 120 69 52 71 1.553 8.8 5.2
1921 21 -3.2 Baltimore IL AA 25 10 .714 2.56 3.77 47 37 313.0 237 131 89 179 1.329 6.8 5.1
1922 22 -3.7 Baltimore IL AA 18 8 .692 2.80 3.88 41 30 209.0 146 90 65 152 1.426 6.3 6.5
1923 23 -3.0 Baltimore IL AA 27 10 .730 3.12 3.80 52 39 303.0 223 128 105 186 1.350 6.6 5.5
1924 24 -1.7 Baltimore IL AA 26 6 .813 3.01 3.62 47 32 236.0 196 95 79 108 1.288 7.5 4.1
1925 25 -3.9 PHA AL MLB PHA 10 12 .455 4.75 5.48 45 18 12 5 0 1 197.0 207 120 104 11 131 116 5 0 9 908 1.716 9.5 0.5 6.0 5.3 0.89
1926 26 -2.8 PHA AL MLB PHA 13 13 .500 2.51 3.38 45 33 9 20 1 6 258.0 227 97 72 6 101 194 6 0 5 1072 1.271 7.9 0.2 3.5 6.8 1.92
1927 27 -1.4 PHA AL MLB PHA 20 13 .606 3.19 3.98 51 28 18 14 1 9 262.1 251 116 93 6 79 174 2 1 5 1106 1.258 8.6 0.2 2.7 6.0 2.20
1928 28 0.0 PHA AL MLB PHA 24 8 .750 2.58 3.20 39 31 6 24 4 3 261.2 228 93 75 10 64 183 1 0 4 1064 1.116 7.8 0.3 2.2 6.3 2.86
1929 29 0.6 PHA AL MLB PHA 20 6 .769 2.81 3.40 42 37 5 19 2 4 275.1 278 104 86 8 81 170 3 0 8 1168 1.304 9.1 0.3 2.6 5.6 2.10
1930 30 2.0 PHA AL MLB PHA 28 5 .848 2.54 3.12 50 32 17 22 2 9 291.0 273 101 82 8 60 209 5 0 2 1191 1.144 8.4 0.2 1.9 6.5 3.48
1931 31 2.7 PHA AL MLB PHA 31 4 .886 2.06 2.62 41 30 10 27 4 5 288.2 249 84 66 10 62 175 1 0 2 1160 1.077 7.8 0.3 1.9 5.5 2.82
1932 32 3.7 PHA AL MLB PHA 25 10 .714 2.84 3.12 44 30 13 27 4 7 291.2 269 101 92 13 79 188 1 0 0 1207 1.193 8.3 0.4 2.4 5.8 2.38
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1933 33 4.1 PHA AL MLB PHA 24 8 .750 3.20 3.69 45 28 16 21 2 6 275.1 280 113 98 12 83 114 4 0 1 1173 1.318 9.2 0.4 2.7 3.7 1.37
1934 34 5.6 BOS AL MLB BOS 8 8 .500 6.50 6.91 22 12 6 5 0 0 109.1 149 84 79 5 32 43 1 0 1 506 1.655 12.3 0.4 2.6 3.5 1.34
1935 35 6.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 20 12 .625 2.70 3.46 35 30 4 23 2 1 273.0 269 105 82 6 65 121 3 0 2 1137 1.223 8.9 0.2 2.1 4.0 1.86
1936 36 7.4 BOS AL MLB BOS 17 12 .586 2.81 3.20 35 30 3 22 6 2 253.1 237 90 79 14 65 130 4 0 0 1049 1.192 8.4 0.5 2.3 4.6 2.00
1937 37 8.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 17 9 .654 3.02 3.47 32 32 0 21 3 0 262.0 269 101 88 9 83 153 1 0 5 1127 1.344 9.2 0.3 2.9 5.3 1.84
1938 38 9.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 14 4 .778 3.08 3.57 24 21 3 12 1 1 163.2 169 65 56 8 52 99 1 0 3 706 1.350 9.3 0.4 2.9 5.4 1.90
1939 39 10.6 BOS AL MLB BOS 15 4 .789 2.54 2.97 23 23 0 17 2 0 191.0 180 63 54 8 58 81 1 0 0 798 1.246 8.5 0.4 2.7 3.8 1.40
1940 40 11.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 7 6 .538 3.99 4.28 22 21 1 9 1 0 153.1 159 73 68 20 50 62 1 0 1 652 1.363 9.3 1.2 2.9 3.6 1.24
1941 41 12.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 7 7 .500 4.37 5.64 21 21 0 10 0 0 134.0 155 84 65 8 42 54 2 0 3 598 1.470 10.4 0.5 2.8 3.6 1.29
MLB (17 seasons) MLB 300 141 .680 3.06 3.64 616 457 123 298 35 54 3940.2 3849 1594 1339 162 1187 2266 42 1 51 16622 1.278 8.8 0.4 2.7 5.2 1.91
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 111 39 .740 2.90 3.83 212 154 1243.0 952 529 401 720 1.345 6.9 5.2
All Levels (22 Seasons) 411 180 .695 3.02 3.69 828 611 123 298 35 54 5183.2 4801 2123 1740 162 1907 2266 42 1 51 16622 1.294 8.3 3.3
AA (5 seasons) Minors 108 36 .750 2.96 3.90 206 154 1184.0 922 513 390 696 1.367 7.0 5.3
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1920 20 -7.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-D 26 70 70 8 0 0 0 .114 .114 8
1920 20 -7.1 Martinsburg BLRI D 7 21 4 0 0 0 .190 .190 4
1920 20 -7.3 Baltimore IL AA 19 49 4 0 0 0 .082 .082 4
1921 21 -5.6 Baltimore IL AA 47 113 19 4 1 1 .168 .248 28
1922 22 -4.9 Baltimore IL AA 42 77 13 2 0 0 .169 .195 15
1923 23 -4.8 Baltimore IL AA 52 109 17 2 0 1 .156 .202 22
1924 24 -4.8 Baltimore IL AA 49 94 23 5 1 2 .245 .383 36
1925 25 -3.6 PHA AL MLB PHA 45 68 65 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 26 .123 .136 .123 .259 8 0 2
1926 26 -2.5 PHA AL MLB PHA 45 95 81 6 8 1 1 0 6 0 0 5 42 .099 .151 .136 .287 11 0 9
1927 27 -1.8 PHA AL MLB PHA 51 97 80 8 10 1 0 2 8 1 0 8 30 .125 .205 .213 .417 17 0 9
1928 28 -0.2 PHA AL MLB PHA 39 104 88 10 15 2 1 1 6 0 0 10 41 .170 .263 .250 .513 22 1 5
1929 29 0.9 PHA AL MLB PHA 42 116 102 13 22 3 0 1 15 0 0 6 33 .216 .259 .275 .534 28 0 8
1930 30 2.0 PHA AL MLB PHA 50 121 110 11 22 3 2 2 17 0 0 7 46 .200 .248 .318 .566 35 0 4
1931 31 2.9 PHA AL MLB PHA 41 122 115 8 23 3 0 0 12 0 0 3 48 .200 .220 .226 .446 26 0 4
1932 32 3.7 PHA AL MLB PHA 44 116 107 10 18 1 0 4 12 0 0 5 51 .168 .205 .290 .495 31 0 4
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1933 33 4.7 PHA AL MLB PHA 45 113 105 9 9 4 0 1 7 0 0 4 43 .086 .119 .152 .272 16 0 4
1934 34 5.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 22 42 37 4 6 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 13 .162 .205 .270 .475 10 0 3
1935 35 6.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 35 108 89 5 7 1 1 1 5 0 0 13 49 .079 .196 .146 .342 13 0 6
1936 36 7.6 BOS AL MLB BOS 35 99 80 5 11 4 0 0 5 0 0 6 34 .138 .207 .188 .394 15 1 12
1937 37 8.5 BOS AL MLB BOS 32 109 91 6 13 1 0 0 6 0 0 12 39 .143 .243 .154 .397 14 0 6
1938 38 9.8 BOS AL MLB BOS 24 68 54 8 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 7 25 .148 .246 .148 .394 8 0 7
1939 39 11.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 25 85 67 3 9 0 0 1 5 0 0 9 26 .134 .237 .179 .416 12 0 0 9
1940 40 12.1 BOS AL MLB BOS 23 61 53 4 8 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 29 .151 .196 .208 .404 11 0 0 5
1941 41 13.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 21 55 45 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 18 .111 .184 .156 .339 7 1 0 6
MLB (17 seasons) MLB 619 1579 1369 119 202 27 5 15 121 1 1 105 593 .148 .209 .207 .417 284 1 2 103
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 216 463 463 80 13 2 4 .173 .235 109
All Levels (22 Seasons) 835 2042 1832 119 282 40 7 19 121 1 1 105 593 .154 .215 393 1 2 103
AA (5 seasons) Minors 209 442 442 76 13 2 4 .172 .238 105
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1923 23 Baltimore IL AA P 52
1925 25 PHA AL MLB PHA P 45 197.0 63 6 55 2 3 .968 2.79 1.36
1926 26 PHA AL MLB PHA P 45 258.0 62 6 53 3 3 .952 2.06 1.31
1927 27 PHA AL MLB PHA P 51 262.0 72 8 55 9 2 .875 2.16 1.24
1928 28 PHA AL MLB PHA P 39 262.0 47 6 40 1 0 .979 1.58 1.18
1929 29 PHA AL MLB PHA P 42 275.0 46 3 41 2 0 .957 1.44 1.05
1930 30 PHA AL MLB PHA P 50 291.0 61 6 53 2 1 .967 1.82 1.18
1931 31 PHA AL MLB PHA P 41 289.0 49 2 47 0 1 1.000 1.53 1.20
1932 32 PHA AL MLB PHA P 44 292.0 50 3 46 1 1 .980 1.51 1.11
1933 33 PHA AL MLB PHA P 45 275.0 69 9 58 2 5 .971 2.19 1.49
1934 34 BOS AL MLB BOS P 22 109.0 23 3 18 2 1 .913 1.73 0.95
1935 35 BOS AL MLB BOS P 35 273.0 66 1 63 2 6 .970 2.11 1.83
1936 36 BOS AL MLB BOS P 35 253.0 54 3 49 2 0 .963 1.85 1.49
1937 37 BOS AL MLB BOS P 32 262.0 50 6 43 1 1 .980 1.68 1.53
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1938 38 BOS AL MLB BOS P 24 164.0 29 0 29 0 0 1.000 1.59 1.21
1939 39 BOS AL MLB BOS P 23 191.0 24 0 21 3 2 .875 0.99 0.91
1940 40 BOS AL MLB BOS P 22 153.0 38 1 34 3 0 .921 2.06 1.59
1941 41 BOS AL MLB BOS P 21 134.0 22 2 17 3 0 .864 1.28 0.90
MLB (17 seasons) MLB P 616 3940.0 825 65 722 38 26 .954 1.80 1.28
All Levels (18 Seasons) P 668 3940.0 825 65 722 38 26
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 8bc0a9e1

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