Jerry Don Gleaton
|Jerry Don Gleaton|
September 14, 1957 |
|July 11, 1979, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 20, 1992, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||4.25|
Jerry Don Gleaton (born September 14, 1957 in Brownwood, Texas) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1979 to 1992 for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He became an All-American at the University of Texas and the Most Valuable Player of the Southwest Conference in 1979. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round (18th pick overall). A southpaw pitcher who worked mainly in relief, Gleaton is one of only a handful of ballplayers to use both his first and middle names. He is active in the Pro Athletes Outreach ministry and resides in Brownwood, Texas.
He is currently an assistant coach for the Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets (Division 3).
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