World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Bill Gleason

Article Id: WHEBN0007702080
Reproduction Date:

Title: Bill Gleason  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: St. Louis Cardinals, Jack Boyle, Society for American Baseball Research, 1887 in baseball, July 21
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Bill Gleason

Bill Gleason
Shortstop
Born: November 12, 1858
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: July 21, 1932(1932-07-21) (aged 73)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 2, 1882, for the St. Louis Brown Stockings
Last MLB appearance
June 18, 1889, for the Louisville Colonels
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 298
Teams

William G. "Bill" Gleason (November 12, 1858 – July 21, 1932) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball who played from 1882 through 1889 for three different teams of the American Association. Listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 170 lb., Gleason batted and threw right-handed. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His older brother, Jack Gleason, was also a ballplayer.

Gleason entered the majors in 1882 with the St. Louis Browns, playing for them six years before joining the Philadelphia Athletics (1888) and Louisville Colonels (1889). His most productive season came in 1887, when he posted career numbers in batting average (.288), runs (135), hits (172), and on-base percentage (.342). A member of three St. Louis champion teams from 1885 to 1887, in 1883 and 1885 he led the league in games played.

In an eight-season career, Gleason was a .267 hitter (907-for-3395) with seven home runs and 298 RBI in 798 games, including 613 runs, 111 doubles, and 35 triples. Incomplete data shows him stealing 70 bases and getting hit by 52 pitches.

Gleason died in his native St. Louis at the age of 73.

See also

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Bill Gleason at Find a Grave


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.