* Alvin “General” Crowder 1967
Pitcher for Washington, St. Louis, and Detroit in AL, 1926–1936. Led AL in wins with 26 in 1932 and 24 in 1933, both with Washington. Went 21-5 with St. Louis in 1928, leading league with .808 winning percentage. Won 15 consecutive decisions in 1932. Went 167-115 for career. Pitched in 1933 World Series for Washington and 1934 and 1935 World Series for Detroit. Won one game in 1935 series. Pitched in baseball’s first all-star game in 1933. Stayed in baseball after playing career as owner and manager of Winston-Salem club in Piedmont League in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Born Winston-Salem.