Lefty Grove

Pitcher

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

Awards and Recognition with Boston
ERA Leader, 1935
ERA Leader, 1936
ERA Leader, 1938
ERA Leader, 1939

Career Pitching Statistics for Lefty Grove with Boston

SEASON W L SV IP H ER SO ERA
1934 8 8 0 109.3 149 79 43 6.51
1935 20 12 1 273.0 269 82 121 2.70
1936 17 12 2 253.3 237 79 130 2.81
1937 17 9 0 262.0 269 88 153 3.02
1938 14 4 1 163.7 169 56 99 3.08
1939 15 4 0 191.0 180 54 81 2.54
1940 7 6 0 153.3 159 68 62 3.99
1941 7 7 0 134.0 155 65 54 4.37
8 yrs 105 62 4 1539.7 1587 571 743 3.34

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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.