Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887-1950), nicknamed “Old Pete”, remains atop the greatest pitchers in baseball history, tied with Christy Mathewson in career wins at 373. Alexander was arguably the most dominant hurler from 1912-1920, leading the league in ERA, wins, complete games and shutouts five times and innings pitched and strikeouts six times. Old Pete led the league in three major the categories (wins, ERA and strikeouts), winning pitching’s Triple Crown three times in 1915, 1916 and 1920. Alexander played 20 seasons (1911-1930) for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. Alexander finished his major league career with 373 wins, an ERA of 2.56, 2,198 strikeouts, and 90 shutouts (2nd all-time when Alexander retired). Grover Cleveland Alexander was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.