Grover Cleveland Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander

Grover Cleveland Alexander, who won 373 career games but none of them ended with a zero in the “H” column, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame 78 years ago today.

Alexander compiled a 373-208 record with a 2.56 ERA over a year career with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Alexander came close in 1915. He was dominating the St. Louis Cardinals on June 5, 1915, and was one out away from a no-hitter when Cardinals shortstop Artie Butler popper a single into short center field. Alexander held on for a 3-0 complete-game one-hit shutout for the first of his four career one-hitters.

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