John Glenn (1870s outfielder)

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John Glenn
John W. Glenn.jpg
Outfielder/First baseman
Born: (1850-01-00)January , 1850
Rochester, New York
Died: November 10, 1888(1888-11-10) (aged 38)
Sandy Hill, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 13, 1871, for the Washington Olympics
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1877, for the Chicago White Stockings
MLB statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 157
  National Association of Base Ball Players
Washington Nationals (1870)
Washington Olympics (1870)
  National Association of Professional BBP
Washington Olympics 1871-1872
Washington Nationals 1872
Washington Blue Legs 1873
Chicago White Stockings 1874-1877

John W. Glenn (January 1850 – November 10, 1888) was an American Major League Baseball player for four different teams during his seven-year career.[1]

On November 10, 1888, Glenn died from injuries sustained from being accidentally shot the week prior by a police officer in Sandy Hill, New York.[2][3] Glenn was accused of robbery and rape of a 12-year-old girl, and the Officer was attempting to protect him from a lynch mob.[2][4]


  1. ^ "John Glenn's career statistics". Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "The Penalty of John Glenn's Crime". The Sun (New York). November 11, 1888. 
  3. ^ "Accidents". Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Conner, p. 346


  • Conner, Floyd (2002). Baseball's Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of the National Pastime's Outrageous Offenders, Lucky Bounces, and Other Oddities. Potomac Books, Inc. ISBN 9781574882292. 

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