St. Paul in Howard County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Renowned for pinpoint control, Alexander threw one of baseball's most famous strikeouts in the seventh game of the 1926 World Series. Pitching in relief for the Cardinals, the veteran righthander, then called "Old Pete," struck out the Yankees' Tony Lazerri with the bases loaded.
In 1938 Alexander was among the first thirteen inductees to baseball's Hall of Fame. He died in St. Paul, Nebraska, on November 4, 1950. In "The Winning Team," Alexander's 1952 film biography, the baseball immortal was portrayed by Ronald Reagan.
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 317.)
Marker series. Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 41° 12.815′ N, 98° 27.334′ W. Marker is in St. Paul, Nebraska, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on 4th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located on the southeast corner of a city park in St. Paul. It used to be located at the junction of U.S. 281 and State Highway 92 just south of the town. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Paul NE 68873, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Ed Fleming (a few steps from this marker).
Also see . . .
1. Grover Cleveland Alexander Statistics - MLB.com. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. National Baseball Hall of Fame - Grover Cleveland Alexander. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on June 24, 2017, by Jim McGeorge of Butte, Nebraska. Photos: 1. submitted on October 12, 2014, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. 2. submitted on October 14, 2014. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.