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Lefty Grove P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA
17 616 3940.7 300 141 55 3.06
Birth Date3-6-1900
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age119 years, 7 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
1925 PHA MLB 45 18 197.0 10 12 1 207 131 116 11 9.5 6.0 0.5 5.3 0% .304 1.72 4.73 4.75 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1926 PHA MLB 45 33 258.0 13 13 6 227 101 194 6 7.9 3.5 0.2 6.8 0% .289 1.27 2.97 2.51 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1927 PHA MLB 51 28 262.3 20 13 9 251 79 174 6 8.6 2.7 0.2 6.0 0% .290 1.26 2.96 3.19 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1928 PHA MLB 39 31 261.7 24 8 4 228 64 183 10 7.8 2.2 0.3 6.3 0% .270 1.12 2.87 2.58 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1929 PHA MLB 42 37 275.3 20 6 4 278 81 170 8 9.1 2.6 0.3 5.6 0% .298 1.30 3.07 2.81 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1930 PHA MLB 50 32 291.0 28 5 9 273 60 209 8 8.4 1.9 0.2 6.5 0% .292 1.14 3.04 2.54 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1931 PHA MLB 41 30 288.7 31 4 5 249 62 175 10 7.8 1.9 0.3 5.5 0% .262 1.08 3.15 2.06 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1932 PHA MLB 44 30 291.7 25 10 7 269 79 188 13 8.3 2.4 0.4 5.8 0% .276 1.19 3.24 2.84 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1933 PHA MLB 45 28 275.3 24 8 6 280 83 114 12 9.2 2.7 0.4 3.7 0% .279 1.32 3.72 3.20 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1934 BOS MLB 22 12 109.3 8 8 0 149 32 43 5 12.3 2.6 0.4 3.5 0% .339 1.66 3.87 6.50 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1935 BOS MLB 35 30 273.0 20 12 1 269 65 121 6 8.9 2.1 0.2 4.0 0% .279 1.22 3.24 2.70 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1936 BOS MLB 35 30 253.3 17 12 2 237 65 130 14 8.4 2.3 0.5 4.6 0% .267 1.19 4.00 2.81 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1937 BOS MLB 32 32 262.0 17 9 0 269 83 153 9 9.2 2.9 0.3 5.3 0% .295 1.34 3.37 3.02 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1938 BOS MLB 24 21 163.7 14 4 1 169 52 99 8 9.3 2.9 0.4 5.4 0% .295 1.35 3.51 3.08 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1939 BOS MLB 23 23 191.0 15 4 0 180 58 81 8 8.5 2.7 0.4 3.8 0% .265 1.25 3.75 2.54 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1940 BOS MLB 22 21 153.3 7 6 0 159 50 62 20 9.3 2.9 1.2 3.6 0% .268 1.36 4.81 3.99 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
1941 BOS MLB 21 21 134.0 7 7 0 155 42 54 8 10.4 2.8 0.5 3.6 0% .299 1.47 3.72 4.37 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1925 PHA MLB AL 45 18 197.0 10 12 1 207 131 116 11 9.5 6.0 0.5 5.3 0% .304 1.72 4.73 4.75 0 0.00 0.0
1926 PHA MLB AL 45 33 258.0 13 13 6 227 101 194 6 7.9 3.5 0.2 6.8 0% .289 1.27 2.97 2.51 0 0.00 0.0
1927 PHA MLB AL 51 28 262.3 20 13 9 251 79 174 6 8.6 2.7 0.2 6.0 0% .290 1.26 2.96 3.19 0 0.00 0.0
1928 PHA MLB AL 39 31 261.7 24 8 4 228 64 183 10 7.8 2.2 0.3 6.3 0% .270 1.12 2.87 2.58 0 0.00 0.0
1929 PHA MLB AL 42 37 275.3 20 6 4 278 81 170 8 9.1 2.6 0.3 5.6 0% .298 1.30 3.07 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
1930 PHA MLB AL 50 32 291.0 28 5 9 273 60 209 8 8.4 1.9 0.2 6.5 0% .292 1.14 3.04 2.54 0 0.00 0.0
1931 PHA MLB AL 41 30 288.7 31 4 5 249 62 175 10 7.8 1.9 0.3 5.5 0% .262 1.08 3.15 2.06 0 0.00 0.0
1932 PHA MLB AL 44 30 291.7 25 10 7 269 79 188 13 8.3 2.4 0.4 5.8 0% .276 1.19 3.24 2.84 0 0.00 0.0
1933 PHA MLB AL 45 28 275.3 24 8 6 280 83 114 12 9.2 2.7 0.4 3.7 0% .279 1.32 3.72 3.20 0 0.00 0.0
1934 BOS MLB AL 22 12 109.3 8 8 0 149 32 43 5 12.3 2.6 0.4 3.5 0% .339 1.66 3.87 6.50 0 0.00 0.0
1935 BOS MLB AL 35 30 273.0 20 12 1 269 65 121 6 8.9 2.1 0.2 4.0 0% .279 1.22 3.24 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
1936 BOS MLB AL 35 30 253.3 17 12 2 237 65 130 14 8.4 2.3 0.5 4.6 0% .267 1.19 4.00 2.81 0 0.00 0.0
1937 BOS MLB AL 32 32 262.0 17 9 0 269 83 153 9 9.2 2.9 0.3 5.3 0% .295 1.34 3.37 3.02 0 0.00 0.0
1938 BOS MLB AL 24 21 163.7 14 4 1 169 52 99 8 9.3 2.9 0.4 5.4 0% .295 1.35 3.51 3.08 0 0.00 0.0
1939 BOS MLB AL 23 23 191.0 15 4 0 180 58 81 8 8.5 2.7 0.4 3.8 0% .265 1.25 3.75 2.54 0 0.00 0.0
1940 BOS MLB AL 22 21 153.3 7 6 0 159 50 62 20 9.3 2.9 1.2 3.6 0% .268 1.36 4.81 3.99 0 0.00 0.0
1941 BOS MLB AL 21 21 134.0 7 7 0 155 42 54 8 10.4 2.8 0.5 3.6 0% .299 1.47 3.72 4.37 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1934-07-04 1934-07-24 DTD 20 0 - General Medical Surgery Tonsillitis 1934-07-05 -
1934-04-17 1934-05-05 DTD 18 0 Left Shoulder Soreness - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would be on your top 10 pitchers to see list: I'd put vintage Maddux, Halladay, Pedro, Clemens, and 87 Mike Scott, Gooden, Blyleven, Rivera, Henke, and Johan for people from my lifetime. I
(JT from Exhibition Stadium)
Having seen all of those guys, I'd focus on a lot on the ones that I didn't get to see. If I've included Ryan on that top 10, I'll add Sandy Koufax, Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson, Grover Alexander, Old Hoss Radbourn (just to see what the game was like then), Burleigh Grimes (need a spitballer), and because he's meant so much to me in the JAWS process, Blyleven. (Jay Jaffe)
2011-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven--have you ever given thought to whom would comprise a Platonic ideal pitching rotation? Lots of guys are textbook #1s--Koufax, Maddux, Big Train, Bob Gibson, et al, but what about the rest? Is there such a thing as a quintessential #2? When you think of a #4 or a #5, who is it?
(Jape from Portland)
It's fun to make lists and such, but this one is so wide open. Are we talking career or single season? If the latter, I would have guys like Ron Guidry '78 and Dwight Gooden '85 and other names that don't make the list of all-time greats. If we're talking about guys who were more than one-hit wonders, my list starts with Pedro Martinez and Lefty Grove. (Steven Goldman)
2008-03-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steven I'm a big fan of your "you could look it up" series on BP. I'm getting the chance to meet Dominic DiMaggio next week, and have been researching some fun things from his career to talk about. I want to get into current players, and my question regards the comparison of DD to Ichiro: is this a good comp? It strikes me that both were excellent defensive outfielders, and although Ichiro's production volume on offense is greater they're both consistent hitters who sustained peak performance after age 30. Do you buy that?
(cjenks from SF)
The Little Professor was more selective at the plate than Ichiro, so I suppose you're in the same ballpark, but we're not quite talking the same model here. I'm also willing to bet that DiMaggio got lots, lots, lots of inflationary help from Fenway, and that in the same ballpark Ichiro is probably the far better player... I'd love to have you ask DiMaggio about working for Tom Yawkey, about the personalities of Joe Cronin, Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx - all of whom he played with in the early days, of Joe McCarthy, if he believes, as Birdie Tebbets alleged, that McCarthy went with Denny Galehouse in the 1948 playoff because the other starters said "pass." Man, I'm jealous. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-22 16:30:00World Series Game OneJoe, I'm trying to think of a time that a manager actually did bench a "big" player like Howard (whether big reputationally or whatever) in a postseason game for reasons like that... Not coming up with much. Maybe Connie Mack not giving Lefty Grove a start in the 1929 WS. (Steven Goldman)