Glenn Cox

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Glenn Cox
Pitcher
Born: (1931-02-03)February 3, 1931
Montebello, California
Died: January 7, 2012(2012-01-07) (aged 80)
Los Molinos, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1955, for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
April 23, 1958, for the Kansas City Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–4
Earned run average 6.39
Strikeouts 17
Innings pitched 4323
Teams

Glenn Melvin Cox (February 3, 1931 – January 7, 2012) was an American professional baseball player. The right-handed pitcher appeared in 17 games (with five starts) over parts of four seasons in Major League Baseball (1955–58) for the Kansas City Athletics. The Montebello, California native was listed as 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and 210 pounds (95 kg).

Cox's pro career lasted from 1950–51 and 1954–59; he missed 1952–53 during the Korean War. In the Majors, Cox compiled a career record of 1–4, with his lone victory coming on July 13, 1957, in a 6–4 win over the defending world champion New York Yankees.[1] In that game, Cox relieved starting pitcher Arnie Portocarrero in the sixth inning with the Yanks leading 4–2. He threw 213 innings of one-hit, shutout relief as the A's came back to take the lead. Cox exited the game in the eighth, and Tom Morgan nailed down the save for Kansas City.[2]

In 4323 big-league innings pitched, Cox surrendered 50 hits and 35 bases on balls. He struck out 17.

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