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date: 18 August 2019

Alexander, Grover Clevelandlocked

(26 February 1887–04 November 1950)
  • A. D. Suehsdorf

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Alexander, Grover Cleveland (26 February 1887–04 November 1950), professional baseball player, was born in Elba, Nebraska, the son of William Alexander and Margaret Cootey, farmers. Alexander seemed destined for baseball. Even as a youngster, Dode, as he was called, could bring down a wild turkey with a well-aimed rock. After graduating from high school at nearby St. Paul, he worked briefly as a telephone lineman and assiduously at pitching....

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