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Joe Glenn (baseball)

Joe Glenn
Born: (1908-11-19)November 19, 1908
Dickson City, Pennsylvania
Died: May 6, 1985(1985-05-06) (aged 76)
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1932, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
August 24, 1940, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .252
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 89

Joseph Charles Glenn (November 19, 1908 – May 6, 1985) was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1932–33, 1935–38), St. Louis Browns (1939) and Boston Red Sox (1940). Glenn batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Dickson City, Pennsylvania.

Glenn caught Babe Ruth during his last pitching game, and also caught Ted Williams in Williams' only pitching appearance: it was at Fenway Park on August 24, 1940. In an eight-season career, Glenn posted a .252 batting average with five home runs and 89 RBI in 248 games played.

Glenn died in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, at age of 76.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Library

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