In 1911, Grover Cleveland Alexander - Alex to his friends - is a Nebraska country hayseed who says he wants to settle down, marry his girlfriend Aimee Arrants and be a farmer to offer Aimee a secure and stable life. However he always seems to drop everything whenever the opportunity to play baseball, specifically as a pitcher, arises. This focus on baseball does not sit well with either Aimee or her father, who see it as Alex solely wanting to have fun while shirking responsibility. When Alex is asked to pitch in a game against a visiting professional team, he seizes the chance and throws a three hitter en route to winning the game. That leads to a stint on that pro team, the money from which he promises to use to buy Aimee her farm. When an eye injury seems to end his career even before it begins, he changes his focus to being a farmer to please his now wife Aimee Alexander, but thoughts of baseball that can never be in his life still torture him. When his injury does eventually heal...
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Did You Know?
Alexander was a drinker, but much of his physical problems on the field was caused by epilepsy, not drunkenness. Ty Cobb said, "Alexander wasn't drunk on the pitchers mound. He would have an epileptic fit in the dugout and then go out and throw another shutout." See more
During game 7 of the 1926 World Series, Alexander strikes out number 15 to win the game. After the strikeout, the frustrated batter who throws his bat to the ground is wearing number 6. See more
Now remember what Bill Killefer said. He said as long as Alex can stand on his two feet, he's still the pitcher I'd want to have in there when we're in a tough spot.
Ain't We Got Fun
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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