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William J. "Kid" Gleason
Birth: Oct. 26, 1866
Death: Jan. 2, 1933

Major League Baseball Player, Manager. He was the manager of the Chicago White Sox during the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. He won 39 games for the Phillies in 1890, and played in the Major Leagues for 20 years - 7 years as a pitcher then 13 years as a second baseman. He played for a while on the famous Baltimore Orioles of the 1890s with John McGraw. He was in Major League baseball for 45 years as player, coach, and manager, finishing up as a coach with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics championship teams of 1929, 1930 and 1931. 

Cause of death: heart ailment
 
Burial:
Northwood Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: May 11, 1998
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Kid, You were a baseball mastermind. I wish the boys had palyed on the square during the 1919 series. I really believed the Sox would have beaten the Reds. But you could pitch as well. You were a mainstay with the 1894 Baltimore Orioles that were Nationa...(Read more)
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