Lefty Grove
Robert Moses Grove
 
last name Groves
Born: March 6, 1900 in Lonaconing, MD
Died: May 22, 1975 - 75 years old
Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 6'3" Wt: 190
(legend)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player in 1947
- Purchased by the Philadelphia Athletics from Baltimore in 1924
- High School: Central (Lonaconing, MD)

Pitching Leaderboards

Actual Wins
Year W Rnk
20
3
24
1
20
3
28
1
31
1
25
2
24
1
20
4
17
9
17
4
14
12
15
6
Career
300
23
Adjusted Wins
Year aW Rnk
20
2
18
4
21
1
21
1
24
1
25
1
24
1
20
2
21
2
23
1
21
2
13
9
17
4
Career
301
20
Runs
Year R Rnk
47.2
2
32.9
6
50.3
1
54.6
1
80.2
1
83.0
1
74.8
1
42.8
2
61.4
1
83.0
1
66.2
2
41.0
1
58.5
3
18.7
9
Career
762.7
5
Baserunners
Year BsRn Rnk
60.5
1
61.0
5
92.4
1
51.7
3
109.7
1
125.4
1
102.6
1
40.1
7
96.8
1
116.1
1
66.9
4
42.6
7
63.2
5
Career
1,007.1
8
Batters Faced
Year BF Rnk
69.9
1
44.5
6
93.2
1
43.1
3
104.9
1
121.9
1
96.6
1
40.0
8
90.8
1
108.2
1
52.0
6
34.2
8
62.3
4
26.8
12
Career
932.5
6
Hits
Year H Rnk
26.2
3
41.8
1
27.3
6
35.7
2
16.1
8
34.2
4
42.1
3
33.4
3
18.9
8
36.1
2
Career
324.2
23
           
Walks
Year BB Rnk
21.5
9
19.2
9
39.2
2
38.3
3
32.4
4
24.0
7
17.3
10
44.7
2
40.3
1
29.4
4
21.2
11
20.5
12
17.2
12
Career
334.2
39
Strikeouts
Year K Rnk
55.2
1
120.1
1
98.3
1
103.9
1
85.3
1
111.5
1
80.9
1
91.6
2
18.7
12
30.2
5
46.1
5
52.2
4
37.7
7
10.7
12
Career
939.4
13
K/BB
Year K/BB Rnk
115.9
1
109.8
1
123.8
1
101.5
1
150.1
1
116.8
1
119.6
1
40.1
3
67.2
2
78.2
3
78.6
2
55.4
4
29.1
7
Career
1,242.4
14
Homeruns
Year HR Rnk
5.4
4
5.6
4
2.5
11
9.4
1
12.9
1
6.4
2
9.8
1
6.1
3
8.3
2
10.0
1
5.7
6
5.9
5
Career
84.0
12
HBP
Year HBP Rnk
4.3
3
4.4
5
3.3
4
3.4
5
2.9
1
1.4
11
Career
25.3
105
Complete Games
Year CG Rnk
5.6
4
8.8
1
7.7
5
13.3
1
13.4
1
9.3
1
9.5
2
8.0
4
6.9
4
7.6
4
Career
90.1
16
           
Shutouts
Year SHO Rnk
2.3
4
1.0
8
2.9
1
2.7
2
4.8
1
1.5
8
1.0
7
Career
13.9
49
Power
Year Pow Rnk
111.8
1
114.2
1
72.7
1
63.3
3
57.3
3
54.5
4
38.9
6
Career
416.6
75
Finesse
Year Fin Rnk
-31.9
9
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James