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Talking Sports: Remembering an old-time Nebraskan


Grover Cleveland Alexander was born, raised and died in Nebraska. If you’re a baseball fan with just a rudimentary knowledge of the game’s history you’ve heard of Alexander.

For some reason he was called “Ol Pete” in his day though nobody really knows why. Even when describing his exploits on the mound the Sidney Telegraph stories would refer to him occcassionally as Pete in one form or another.

He was on the hill for three games of the 1926 World Series between the New York Yankess and the St. Louis Cardinals. The ‘26 series was one of the more exciting series in the history o...

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