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 runs1
Runs batted in157
  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 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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