Roland Gladu

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Roland Gladu
Third baseman
Born: (1911-05-10)May 10, 1911
Montreal, Quebec
Died: July 26, 1994(1994-07-26) (aged 83)
Montreal, Quebec
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1944, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
May 24, 1944, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .242
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 7

Roland Edouard Gladu (May 10, 1911 – July 26, 1994) was a Canadian professional baseball third baseman. He played in 21 games for the Boston Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB) during the 1944 baseball season. Gladu's career began in 1932 at Binghamton, New York, and extended over more than 20 years as a player and manager in five different countries—Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Cuba and England, where he played at London's West Ham stadium.

He was one of 13 players suspended by Baseball Commissioner A.B. Chandler in 1946 for jumping to the Mexican League, which offered higher salaries than the U. S. major leagues. Catcher Mickey Owen and pitchers Sal Maglie and Max Lanier were the best known of the other suspended players.

Gladu also played professional hockey in the off-season as a defenceman in the Quebec Hockey League. After his playing career, Gladu worked as a scout for the Milwaukee Braves. Pitcher Claude Raymond was one of the first players signed by Gladu.

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