Lefty Grove

Date of birth: 6 March 1900
Primary position: Pitcher

Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 1995
Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 1947

Career Pitching Statistics through 2017 Season

SeasonWLSVIPHERSOERA
1934880109.314979436.51
193520121273.0269821212.70
193617122253.3237791302.81
19371790262.0269881533.02
19381441163.716956993.08
19391540191.018054812.54
1940760153.315968623.99
1941770134.015565544.37
TOTAL1056241539.715875717433.34

Awards and Recognition with Boston

ERA Leader, 1935
ERA Leader, 1936
ERA Leader, 1938
ERA Leader, 1939

Memorable Moments for Lefty Grove

  • 12 December 1933 - Boston makes a trade with the Philadelphia Athletics that brings future Hall-of-Fame pitcher Lefty Grove to the Red Sox.
  • 27 July 1935 - Lefty Grove hits a grand slam in a 7-6, extra-inning loss, one of only four Red Sox pitchers to hit a bases-loaded home run in club history.
  • 16 April 1940 - Forty-year-old Lefty Grove pitches a two-hitter on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium in Washington as Boston wins, 1-0, Grove's last of 35 career shutouts.
  • 25 July 1941 - Southpaw Lefty Grove wins his 300th and final game, pitching a complete game as the Red Sox rally twice to beat the Indians 10-6 at Fenway Park.