Originally Posted by 757690
There's a great urban legend about Alexander and the 1926 World Series.
Supposedly, the Cards wanted Alexander to pitch in relief in game seven, but Alexander was in a bar down the street from the stadium, as he had started game 6 the day before, and didn't expect to be needed.
They sent a cab to pick him up, and in the cab outside the stadium, a drunk Alexander refused to get out unless he was promised an extra World Series share. With the game and Series on the line, the Cards said yes, Alexander pitched them out of a jam, and they beat the Yankees to win the series.
I have only heard this from friends and can't find any record of it, but it's a pretty cool story even if it's not entirely true.
I've read that story many times or a version of it anyway. I don't doubt that he had a hangover and didn't expect to pitch in game 7.
Didn't Ronald Reagan portray Alexander in the movie about him? I watched it a long long time ago and don't remember much about it now.