Harry Glenn

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Harry Glenn
Catcher
Born: (1890-06-09)June 9, 1890
Shelburn, Indiana
Died: October 12, 1918(1918-10-12) (aged 28)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1915, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
May 12, 1915, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Games played 6
At bats 16
Hits 5
Teams

Harry Melville "Husky" Glenn (June 9, 1890 – October 12, 1918) was a professional baseball player from 1910 to 1918. He played a portion of the 1915 season in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.[1] He also played eight seasons in the minor leagues including five seasons with the St. Paul Saints from 1914 to 1918.[2][3]

Glenn was born in Shelburn, Indiana, in 1890.[1] He was drafted to serve in the military in August 1918. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps where he began training as an aviation mechanic in St. Paul, Minnesota. He developed pneumonia and died in a St. Paul Hospital in October 1918.[4]

Glenn was one of eight Major League Baseball players known either to have been killed or died from illness while serving in the armed forces during World War I. The others were Alex BurrHarry Chapman, Larry ChappellEddie GrantNewt Halliday, Ralph Sharman and Bun Troy.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Harry Glenn Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Harry Glenn Minor League Statistics". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "St. Paul Doesn't Look Good" (PDF). Sporting Life. March 31, 1917. p. 8. 
  4. ^ "Harry Glenn". Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice. 
  5. ^ "World War I Deaths". Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 

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