Grover Cleveland Alexander, 1887-1950 [RG0941.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0941.AM:  Grover Cleveland Alexander, 1887-1950



Articles, etc.:  1947-1969, n.d.

Elba and St. Paul, Howard County, Nebraska:  Professional baseball player

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Grover Cleveland Alexander, one of the greatest pitchers to have played major league baseball, was born in Elba, Nebraska on February 26, 1887. During his 19-year professional career, Alexander compiled 373 victories, a National League record he shares with Christy Mathewson. Other records he holds include the rookie record for victories (28); the National League mark for shutouts (90); and the season record for shutouts (16). For a more detailed look at Alexander’s life and career, see the Spring, 1990 issue of Nebraska History for the article “His Own Worst Enemy: The Rise and Fall of Grover Cleveland Alexander.” Grover Cleveland Alexander died on November 4, 1950.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists mainly of newspaper clippings, 1950-1952; 1969 and undated, relating to Grover Cleveland Alexander. Included is an advertisement for “The Winning Team,” Warner Brother’s 1952 film biography of Alexander; and newspaper publicity for an exhibition game in Aurora featuring Alexander vs. Clarence Mitchell, another major league ballplayer from Nebraska. Other articles provide biographical information about Alexander. Two letters written by Alexander to his niece are also included in the collection.



INVENTORY



Clippings, articles and advertisements about Grover Cleveland Alexander

Two letters from Grover Cleveland Alexander to his niece, Claudia (Mrs. Carl) Geist, 1947 [Acc. 1992.0176]



 



Subject headings:



Alexander, Grover Cleveland, 1887-1950

Baseball

Mitchell, Clarence Elmer, 1891-1963



 



AIP/ksa                      09-1990

Revised KFK        01-15-2004

Revised TMM       01-11-2010

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