Jerry Don Gleaton

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Jerry Don Gleaton

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Jerry Don Gleaton was a survivor as a major leaguer as he never put up outstanding numbers, but he pitched in 12 seasons from 1979, when he made his debut with the Texas Rangers to 1992, when he finished his career as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He did not pitch in any major league games in 1983 or 1986.

His most productive stretch was as a closer at the end of the season for the Detroit Tigers in 1990. He appeared in 34 games for the Tigers that year, giving up only 62 hits in 82 2/3 innings, walking 25 and striking out 56. His ERA was a very respectable 2.94. He made 13 starts for the Seattle Mariners in 1981, including a complete game loss on April 30th against the Tigers. He gave up 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, walked 7 and struck out 2. The Mariners were shut out that day by Dave Rozema, losing 2-0. In 12 years, Gleaton never once saw the postseason.

Gleaton was a scout for the Detroit Tigers from 1994 to 1996. Gleaton spent almost two decades as an assistant coach at Howard Payne University.

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