Jack Glasscock

Birthdate 7/22/1857
Death Date 2/24/1947
Debut Year 1879
Year of Induction
Teams Blues, Browns, Colonels, Giants, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Outlaw Reds, Pirates, Senators
Positions Second Base, Shortstop

The National League’s batting champion of 1890 with a .336 average, Jack Glasscock was the top shortstop during baseball’s bare-handed era. 

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Uncommon signature of barehanded shortstop Jack Glasscock

Uncommon signature of barehanded shortstop Jack Glasscock

Selected by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) as their most “Overlooked 19th Century Baseball Legend for 2016”, Jack Glasscock is thought by many to be worthy of induction at Cooperstown. Glasscock led the National League in fielding percentage seven times and assists six

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