The True Wally Pipp

Wally Pipp was one of the most misunderstood baseball players in history.  Today he is remembered more for missing a game with a headache than for his heroics on the ball field – and there were many!

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Baseball History 2 – Joe Glenn

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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