|In his first year 1911, Grover Cleveland set a still standing rookie record of 28 wins with 7 shutouts. He struck out 227 batters and had an ERA of 2.57. Alexander was destined to become one of the finest pitchers of all-time. In 1916, he posted another extra ordinary season winning 33 games and had 16 shutouts; still an all-time record for shutouts.
Three times Grover Cleveland won 30 games or more in one year.
In his 20 year career this Hall of Famer won 373 games and only lost 208 games; Grover Cleveland Alexander started 599 games and completed a stunning 437; including 90 shutouts. Truly one of the top pitchers of all time. baseballhistorian.com archives