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Lefty GroveTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1925-1941 MLB Years: 1925-1941
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-616Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Moses Grove
Height6-3Weight190BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateMarch 6,1900PlaceLonaconing,Maryland
Death DateMay 22,1975 [75.077]
MLB DebutApril 14,1925 [25.039]
OrganizationsPHA [9] BOS [8] Awards1Awards Voting8-170
TBC Player ID12218Retrosheet IDgrovl101MLBAM ID115201
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Player Notes:   Opening day starter for Philadelphia Athletics in 1925,1927-1928,1930 and Boston Red Sox in 1939-1940 ... Elected to Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts86Walks72Hittable75SO/BB89vsPower75Hitting58Durability90Team.578Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1925Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-S/R2510124.7545182750121197.0207120104111311169001.729.460.505.985.300.89.4554.65
1926Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-ST2613132.5145331220196258.0227977261011945001.277.920.213.526.771.92.5002.89
1927Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-ST2720133.19512823141189262.0251116936791745101.268.610.212.715.972.20.6062.90
1928Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-ST282482.583931824464261.2228937510641834001.127.840.342.206.292.86.7502.73
1929Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-ST292062.814237519254275.0278104868811708001.309.090.262.655.562.10.7693.19
1930Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-ST302852.54503218222179291.0273101828602092001.148.440.251.866.463.48.8483.04
1931Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha10ST313142.06413011274105288.2249846610621752001.087.760.311.935.462.82.8863.00
1932Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha10ST3225102.84443014274137291.22691019213791880001.198.300.402.445.802.38.7143.12
1933Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha10ST332483.20452817212166275.02801139812831141001.329.150.392.713.731.37.7503.44
1934Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10S/R34886.502212105060109.01498479532431001.6612.270.412.633.541.34.5003.81
1935Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10ST3520122.703530523241273.0269105826651212001.228.870.202.143.991.86.6253.17
1936Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10ST3617122.813530522632253.0237907914651300001.198.420.502.314.622.00.5863.73
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10ST371793.023232021300262.0269101889831535001.349.240.312.855.261.84.6543.27
1938Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10ST381443.082421312131163.21696556852993001.359.290.442.865.441.90.7783.30
1939Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10ST391542.542323017200191.01806354858810001.258.480.382.733.821.40.7893.58
1940Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10ST40763.99222119110153.015973682050621001.369.331.172.933.641.24.5384.70
1941Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10ST41774.372121010000134.01558465842543001.4710.410.542.823.631.29.5003.57
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter3001413.0661645715929835123553937.23849159413391621187226651101.288.790.372.715.181.91.6800.29
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter195792.8840226713517920106512398.0226292976884740152336101.258.480.312.775.712.06.712-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter105623.3421419024119151741538.215876655717844774315001.329.280.462.614.341.66.629-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1783.063426817273220.021589759661273001.288.790.372.715.181.91.6800.29

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1925Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-p2545653800030012602000.123.136.123.2598068.205.000.015.1251.4738.2426.000.000.000.00
1926Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-p2645816811060054209000.099.151.136.28711295.205.037.099.1445.2644.218.400.000.0025.00
1927Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-p27518081010281083009000.125.205.213.41817397.167.088.200.2058.2530.933.752.0640.0030.00
1928Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-p2839881015211600104115000.170.263.250.513224104.304.080.193.2519.6239.424.100.9688.0026.67
1929Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-p29421021322301150063308000.216.259.275.534284116.309.059.118.2515.1728.455.500.86102.0018.18
1930Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha-p30501101122322170074604000.200.248.318.566357121.323.118.182.2555.7938.026.571.6555.0031.82
1931Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha10p3141115823300120034804000.200.220.226.446263122.343.026.052.2102.4639.3416.000.000.0013.04
1932Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha10p32441071018104120055104000.168.205.290.495315116.269.122.168.2254.3143.9710.203.4526.7527.78
1933Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha10p33451059940170044304000.086.119.152.271165113.131.066.105.1303.5438.0510.750.88105.0055.56
1934Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p3422374610140021303000.162.205.270.47510242.217.108.162.2204.7630.956.502.3837.0033.33
1935Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p35358957111500134906000.079.196.146.342133108.154.067.213.18012.0445.373.770.9389.0042.86
1936Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p363580511400500634112000.138.207.188.39515499.239.050.125.1966.0634.345.670.000.0036.36
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p373291613100600123906000.143.243.154.397141109.250.011.143.20811.0135.783.250.000.007.69
1938Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p3824548800080072507000.148.246.148.3948068.276.000.130.20810.2936.763.570.000.000.00
1939Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p3925673900150092609000.134.237.179.41612185.200.045.179.21310.5930.592.891.1867.0011.11
1940Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p4023534800120132905000.151.196.208.40411161.304.057.094.1924.9247.549.671.6453.0012.50
1941Boston Red SoxALMLBbos10p4121456520000041806001.111.184.156.3407255.185.045.133.1727.2732.734.500.000.0040.00
MLB Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter619136911920227515121111055932103001.148.209.207.416284471579.246.059.137.0006.6537.565.650.9591.2723.27
Philadelphia Athletics Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter4028537813518411861049360149000.158.205.227.43219433952.257.069.128.0005.1537.827.351.1677.5524.44
Boston Red Sox Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter2175164167914350156233154001.130.216.174.3909014627.226.044.151.0008.9337.164.160.64129.0020.90
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623583153714320027155127000.148.209.207.4167412413.246.059.137.0006.6537.565.650.9591.2723.27

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1925Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha25P45-197655236361.9681.360.31-----45100.029.6
1926Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha26P45-258653336259.9521.310.23-----45100.030.0
1927Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha27P51-262855927263.8751.240.24-----51100.033.1
1928Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha28P39-2616401-4746.9791.180.18-----39100.025.5
1929Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha29P42-2753412-4644.9571.050.16-----42100.028.0
1930Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha30P50-291653216159.9671.180.20-----50100.032.5
1931Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha31P41-288247-149491.0001.200.17-----41100.027.0
1932Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha32P44-291346115049.9801.110.17-----44100.028.6
1933Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha33P45-275958256967.9711.490.24-----45100.029.8
1934Boston Red SoxALMLBbos34P22-109318212321.9130.950.19-----22100.014.5
1935Boston Red SoxALMLBbos35P35-273163266664.9701.830.23-----35100.022.9
1936Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36P35-2533492-5452.9631.490.21-----35100.022.7
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos37P32-262643115049.9801.530.19-----32100.021.1
1938Boston Red SoxALMLBbos38P24-163-29--29291.0001.210.18-----24100.016.1
1939Boston Red SoxALMLBbos39P23-191-21322421.8750.910.11-----2592.015.2
1940Boston Red SoxALMLBbos40P22-1531343-3835.9211.590.23-----2395.714.3
1941Boston Red SoxALMLBbos41P21-1342173-2219.8640.900.14-----21100.013.6
MLB Totals for P - 17 season(s)-   P616-3936657223826825787.9541.280.20-----6160.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1925Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2545----------
1926Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2645----------
1927Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2751----------
1928Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2839----------
1929Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha2942----------
1930Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha3050----------
1931Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha3141----------
1932Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha3244----------
1933Philadelphia AthleticsALMLBpha3345----------
1934Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3422----------
1935Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3535----------
1936Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3635----------
1937Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3732----------
1938Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3824----------
1939Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3923----------
1940Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4022----------
1941Boston Red SoxALMLBbos4121----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1929Philadelphia AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB29000.002026.13011000.664.260.001.4214.2110.000.00.000
1930Philadelphia AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB30211.4232019.015331000.957.110.001.424.743.330.00.667
1931Philadelphia AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB31212.4232026.028721601.159.690.000.695.548.000.00.667
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs421.75808400251.3460100636001.018.060.001.056.316.000.00.667

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1929Philadelphia AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2922000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1930Philadelphia AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB3036000000000300000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1931Philadelphia AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB31310000000000700000.000.000.000.0000010.000.000.0000.0070.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs8180000000001100000.000.000.000.0000018.000.000.0000.0061.110.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1931American League Most Valuable Player1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1933-12-12TradeTraded by Athletics with Max Bishop and Rube Walberg to Red Sox for Rabbit Warstler, Bob Kline and Cash. 
1924-10-08Purchased by Athletics from Baltimore (International). 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.