Pete Alexander

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Pete Alexander, RHP


Career: 1911-1930, Phillies, Cubs, Cardinals
Fun fact: Issued no walks in his first 53 innings in 1923

Won 30 or more games in three straight seasons (1915-17) on his way to more career victories (373) than all but two other pitchers. His 90 career shutouts are second all time. Won pitching's triple crown (wins/ERA/strikeouts) three times.

His control was so good that Carl Hubbell said he "could throw a ball through the eye of a needle."

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