Fred Glade

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Frederick Monroe Glade

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Fred Glade came from a very wealthy family and was nicknamed the "Millionaire Ballplayer" in newspapers. His father had made a fortune in the milling business. He appeared in spring training only when he saw fit and jumped teams with regularity, but teams put up with his antics because he was one of the hardest-throwing pitchers of his time. Some observers said he could have been a great pitcher if he had ever developed a change-up to complement his heater, but he was content to throw hard pitch after pitch.

He had a career 2.62 ERA which looks impressive at first glance, but was about average (a 97 ERA+) in the heart of the Deadball Era when he was active. He was quite durable for a while, putting up four consecutive seasons of 200 or more innings with the St. Louis Browns from 1904 to 1907. He had a winning record in three of them, but in 1905, he went only 6-25, leading the American League in losses. In 1904, his 156 strikeouts were 7th in the AL.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons; 2 (1904 & 1906)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1904-1907)

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