"Lefty" Grove, Signed check, Liberty Trust Company, Lonaconing, MD, 1950's. Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove (March 6, 1900 May 22, 1975) was an American professional baseball pitcher. After having success in the minor leagues during the early 1920s, Grove became a star in Major League Baseball with the American League's Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox. One of the greatest pitchers in history, Grove led the American League in wins in four separate seasons, in strikeouts seven years in a row, and had the league's lowest earned run average a record nine times.
Over the course of the three years from 1929 to 1931, he twice won the pitcher's Triple Crown, leading the league in wins, strikeouts, and ERA, while amassing a 7915 record and leading the Athletics to three straight AL championships. Overall, Grove won 300 games in his 17-year MLB career. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947. Grove was born in Lonaconing, Maryland, one of eight children of John Robert Grove (18651957) and Emma Catherine Beeman (18721959).His father and brothers mined coal. Grove was a sandlot star in the Baltimore area during the 1910s. Grove didn't play organized baseball until he was 19 years old.
In 1920, he made his professional debut with the Martinsburg Mountaineers of the class-D Blue Ridge League, where he appeared in six games. In 59 innings pitched, Grove gave up just 30 hits, and he had an Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. Lefty Grove Signed Check" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019.
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