Joe Glenn was a catcher who played for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns, and the Boston Red Sox, mostly during the 1930’s.
Hidden among Glenn’s rather undistinguished career are a few unique moments that help to show why the history of baseball is so fun to study.
Glenn first appeared in the Major Leagues in 1932 with the Yankees. A late-season call-up, he appeared in six games and managed two hits in 16 at bats. Both of Glenn’s hits, two singles, came in the same game off long-time Major League pitcher Sad Sam Jones.
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This is one reason why I love baseball…
Due to many obligations, my seventeen year old son and I had not seen much of each other for the past several days. So, as I was doing some mindless tasks, he joined me in my home office to talk baseball.
The name “Stan Musial” came up.
I’m a life-long Yankees fan, but I hold a special place in my heart for Ted Williams and Stan Musial as they were my father’s and my uncle’s favorite players when they were growing up. I enjoy talking about these legends from baseball’s past.
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