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Jack Glassock, obituary

Jack Glassock, obituary


'Jack' Glasscock Rites Thursday

Obsequies will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the chapel of the Altmeyer and Sons funeral home for John (Jack) Wesley Glasscock, 89, notable figure on the baseball diamond a half century ago, who died Monday afternoon at 12:35 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General hospital following several months' illness.

The Rev. W. Carroll Thorn, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church will officiate. Interment will be in Peninsula cemetery.

Mr. Glasscock was born at 9 Maryland street, Island, in the same home in which he resided all his life. Since his illness he had made his home with a son, John T. Glasscock, at 115 Thirty-third street.

A shortstop in professional baseball for many years, "Jack" had played shortstop, and also had a lifetime batting average of .317. He played with the Cleveland team, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Paul and Sioux City in the Western league, and with the old Central league, and was for a time manager of the Ft. Wayne team.

He was a life member of St. Luke's Episcopal church. He was married to Miss Rhoda Dubla, who preceded him in death in 1925. Two sons, J. T. Glasscock of Wheeling and Eugene Glasscock of Mansfield, O., and a daughter, Miss Florence B. Glasscock of Wheeling; fiver grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive.

Wheeling News-Register, Feb. 25, 1947© reproduced with permission.

Baseball Encyclopedia gives his date of birth as July 22, 1859. He played for the Cleveland Blues (as the National League team was then called) from 1879 into the 1884 season when he joined the Cincinnati "Outlaw" Reds of the Union Association. In 1885 and '86 he played for the St. Louis Maroons (later the Browns), and from 1887 throu 1889 he played for the Indianaoplis Hoosiers. The encyclopedia gives his lifetime batting average as .290 (still very good) in 1736 games, 7030 at bats.

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