Glenn Cox

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Glenn Melvin Cox

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 210 lb.

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"I was in spring training with Brooklyn one year and I had a good spring and thought I was going to make the team. But I came into a game and gave up a monstrous home run to Hank Aaron and was sent back to the minors the next day." - Glenn Cox

Before the 1950 season, Glenn Cox signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and was assigned to the Class C Pioneer League. He put together a 17-8 record while pitching 206 innings for a 3.36 ERA. Cox spent most of his career in the minors with the exception of trials from 1955 to 1958 with the Kansas City Athletics, who purchased him on September 12, 1955. During those four seasons, Glenn appeared in 17 games, pitching 44 innings with a 1-4, 6.39 record. During his active eight years (1950-1959) in the minors, Glenn spent time with seven different teams in four different leagues. He appeared in 239 contests, going 98-66 with a 3.59 ERA in 1,404 innings.

After baseball, Cox ran an 80-unit apartment complex called Camelot in Whittier, CA from 1961 until 1972, when he bought a fishing resort on the Sacramento River called Hidden Harbor. He was also in the carpet business from 1974 to 1980. From 1980 to 1993, he was the head baseball coach at Los Molinos High School and also helped coach the basketball, volleyball, and football teams. Cox passed away in early 2012 at age 80.

Baseball Players of the 1950s
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