Baseball player - pitcher, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Chicago Cubs, 921, Photo Summary: Informal half-length portrait of baseball player Pete Alexander, sitting in a dugout at Weeghman Field (later renamed Wrigley Field), located at 1060 West Addison Street and bounded by West Waveland Avenue, North Seminary Avenue, North Clark Street, and North Sheffield Avenue in the Lake View community area of Chicago, Illinois. SDN-062507, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
In his rookie year 1911, Grover Cleveland Alexander set a still standing rookie record of 28 wins with 7 shutouts. He struck out 227 batters and had an ERA of 2.57.
Pete Alexander was truly one of the finest pitchers of all-time. In 1916, he posted another extra ordinary season winning 33 games and had 16 shutouts, still an all-time record for shutouts. Three times, Grover Cleveland won 30 games or more in one year. In his 20 year career, this Hall of Famer won 373 games and only lost 208 games. Grover Cleveland Alexander started 599 games and completed a stunning 437, including 90 shutouts.