Pete Alexander

On January 18 1938 — Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander becomes the 10th player to be elected to the Hall of Fame, as the only player to get the required 75 percent of the Baseball Writers Association of America votes. In a 20-season major league career, Alexander posted a 373-208 record with 2198 strikeouts and a 2.56 ERA, including 30 or more wins in three seasons. Old Pete’s 373 victories is the record for the most career wins in the National League, which he shares with Christy Mathewson.

 


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