Today’s Random Player From The Baseball Project That May Or May Not Amount To Anything is William J. “Kid” Gleason. Gleason was a pitcher and second baseman from 1888 through 1912, most of his time as a pitcher before they moved the mound to 60’6″. He was also a manager for five years, starting in 1919, all with the White Sox. After going 184-110 in his first two seasons, seven of his best players were suspended and he was let go after the 1923 season. In the movie “Eight Men Out” he was portrayed by John Mahoney and later conceived Frazier.


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