Kid Gleason

  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Team: Quakers
  • League: National League

William J. Gleason (1866-1933). A pitcher and 2nd baseman over 22 seasons with 7 different teams, Gleason went on to manage the Chicago White Sox from 1919 to 1923 and is perhaps best known for being the manager during the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. As a pitcher, Kid won 138 games. As a hitter, Kid compiled 1,946 hits & a .261 career BA.

  • One of 29 players to play in 4 different decades
  • Won 38 games in 1890
  • Coached under Connie Mack for 8 seasons
  • Gleason’s uniform color on this card was changed in April, 2017 from black to blue/red to reflect recent reliable research by Craig Brown & friends at Threads of Our Game. Nine cards had been previously released featuring a black uniform.

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