Al Glossop

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Alban Glossop

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Biographical Information[edit]

Al Glossop wasn't much of a hitter, but he could play second, short, and third. He did so for five National League teams in a five-year major league career.

He was a regular for the 1942 Phillies, playing second base. Baseball also lists him as the regular shortstop for the 1943 Dodgers, but that's only because Arky Vaughan played more at shortstop and also at third base than anyone else, and Glossop was used second-most at shortstop - while Billy Herman, used second-most at third base, was the regular second baseman. So that left Glossop to be listed as the shortstop since Vaughan and Herman were listed at third and second.

In 1943, Glossop and Lloyd Waner were traded for Babe Dahlgren, who was moving around even more than Glossop. Dahlgren had seven major league stops in six years from 1941-46.

Glossop spent seventeen seasons in professional baseball from 1932 to 1950. He served two years (1944-1945) in the Pacific for the United States Navy during World War II.

Al's best season with the bat came in the minor leagues in 1941 with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association. He hit at a .301 clip with 16 home runs in 144 games.

After baseball, Al owned and operated a retail liquor store for 15 years. He died from a heart attack on July 2, 1991 at Walnut Creek, CA.

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