A few weeks ago, I took out my old set of 1977 Topps baseball cards. I wanted to find a card to use for a photograph for a blog post. I have been having fun creating unique pictures to use with this blog.
This afternoon, I finally got around to putting the card I had picked back into the plastic sheet where it had been housed for many years.
The baseball card I had chosen for the photograph, and was holding, was a card of Thurman Munson. Thurman was, of course, the Yankees All-Star catcher.
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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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