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Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove

Born March 6, 1900 - Died May 22, 1975

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
1. Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove Marker
Inscription.  A native of Lonaconing, Lefty Grove was one of baseball's all-time great pitchers. In 17 seasons (1925-1941) as a Major Leaguer, he won 300 games and lost 141 for a .680 percentage.

Pitching for Philadelphia and Boston, he led the American League in earned-run percentage nine times and won 20 or more games on eight occasions. He won 16 consecutive games in 1931, a league record, and 14 straight in 1928. In 1931, when his record was 31-4, he was voted the League's Most Valuable Player. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947.

In connection with the baseball centennial in 1969, he was selected as the greatest lefthanded pitcher of all time. His career earned-run average in the majors was 3.06. He won 108 games and lost only 36 during six years with Baltimore in the International League.
 
Location. 39° 34.196′ N, 78° 58.654′ W. Marker is in Lonaconing, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Maryland Route 36) and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south on East Main Street. Touch for map.
Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 1, 2019
2. Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 East Main Street, Lonaconing MD 21539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turnbull Mine Car (within shouting distance of this marker); George's Creek Coal and Iron Company (1837-1855) (within shouting distance of this marker); First Successful Coke Fired Iron Furnace in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to Mary E. Myers (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Heroes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lonaconing Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lonaconing's Tumultuous Past (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lonaconing.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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