Alexander provides ultimate relief for Cardinals in 1926 World Series
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The epic ending marked a rejuvenation of Alexander’s career, as he went 21-10 for the Cardinals in 1927 at the age of 40, then posted a 16-9 record a year later. He retired after the 1930 season with a record of 373-208 – and his win total still ranks third (tied with Christy Mathewson and behind only Cy Young and Walter Johnson) on the all-time list.
Alexander was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1938 and passed away on Nov. 4, 1950. Two years later, Alexander’s story was made into the movie “The Winning Team” starring Ronald Reagan and Doris Day.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum