Indianapolis Times Newspaper Archives February 18, 1931 Page 14

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Times, February 18, 1931

‘Old Pete’ Alexander toHurl for House of DavidUy Times SpecialPHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18.—“Who is that old man out there with the gray beard dishin’ ’em up. Why, son, that’s ole’ Grover Cleveland Alexander.”Such will be the answer to queries when the House of David team goes south this spring to play its annualTwo MoblesvilleTeams to MeetB-y Times SpecialNOBLESVTLLE, Ind., Feb. 18.—1 1 faome onH T'loseries of spring training exhibition games with major and minor league teams. “Old Pete” has signed to do part of the mound work for the Benton Harbor long-haired and be-whiskered men. *When the Michigan team plays the Athletics at Ft. Myers nextmonth “Old Pete” will be in a role similar to his first appearance withthe Phillies in 1911.In a spring exhibition game Charley Dooin, then skipper of the Phils, sent Alexander, then a raw rookie, against the team which had won the !world’s title the preceding fall. His j noble experiment proved a success,' Alex -pitching nine innings of shut- I out ball.