Grover Cleveland Alexander tournament – Seniors win

One of the most legendary names in baseball is that of Grover Cleveland Alexander and a tournament takes place in honor of him. Alexander was one of the most influential figures in baseball in the last century and was a pitcher of renown.

He was born in 1887 in Elba, Nebraska, and when he got his first professional contract in 1907 he was earning the princely sum of $50, not bad for a 20-year-old though in those days. Eventually he played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1910 and it was here that he earned another nickname, “Old Pete,”St. Paul was the venue for the tournament and it was won by the York Cornerstone Seniors who came in with a 14-6 record and took the victory in 5 out of their last 6 games. What happened to Grover Cleveland Alexander? He also went on to play for the Chicago Cubs and the St Louis Cardinals and was eventually initiated into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938.

Alexander died at the age of 63 in 1950.

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