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Kid Gleason from the Chronology
May 19, 1927 - White Sox players give their former manager Eddie Collins a wristwatch and diamond stickpin on his return to Chicago with the A's then win 3-0 behind Tommy Thomas' 6th straight win. In addition to new Sox manager Ray Schalk there are three ex-Sox managers present: the A's Eddie Collins and Kid Gleason and umpire Clarence Rowland. Another ex-manager Ty Cobb of the Tigers hits in his 19th straight game.
Oct 26, 1923 - Frank Chance signs to manage the White Sox replacing Kid Gleason but he will resign February 17 1924 because of illness. Coach Johnny Evers named acting manager will fill the job the entire season.
Oct 2, 1919 - Charles Comiskey tells NL president Heydler that Sox manager Kid Gleason is suspicious of his players. Heydler confers with Ban Johnson who takes no action fearing it will look like revenge against Comiskey with whom he has been feuding. As the games unfold reporters Ring Lardner and Christy Mathewson do not like what they see. Chicago reporter Hugh Fullerton will raise questions during the winter. Comiskey will offer a reward for information but the 1920 season will open with the same lineup for Chicago minus Chick Gandil who will be in the PCL.
Aug 27, 1912 - At Boston Chicago White Sox infielders Rath and Weaver get thrown out of the game and coach Kid Gleason takes over at 2B. The 45-year-old last appeared in a game 4 years ago but he makes no errors and goes 1-for-2 at the plate. With his appearance Gleason has now played in four decades. The two Sox knot at 8 runs apiece.
Jun 20, 1906 - At Exposition Park Honus Wagner clubs one of the longest hits in park history but only makes it to 3B. Rounding first he is clipped by 1B Kid Gleason and Wagner limps his way to a triple. A courtesy pinch runner Harry Smith scores for the Pirates on a fly. The Giants generously allow Wagner to return to SS in the game a 15-2 win for Pittsburgh but the injury will force him to miss 3 games.
Mar 7, 1903 - In the first trade under the peace treaty the Giants send their 1902 part-time manager Heinie Smith to Detroit for 2B Kid Gleason who is immediately moved to the Phils where he will end a 20-year playing career.
Feb 9, 1901 - Giants and Pirates outfielder Tom O'Brien 28 dies in Phoenix. A popular player with the Giants O'Brien played for Pirates in 1900 then accompanied the Giants and Dodgers last fall on a trip to Cuba for a series of exhibition games. On the boat trip over he was told that if he drank enough sea water he'd be sick but would then be cured of any sea sickness. Both O'Brien and Kid Gleason became violently ill following the prescription but O'Brien was so affected that all his internal organs were damaged and he never recovered.
Sep 14, 1900 - At the Polo Grounds the Giants pull off the first triple play of the 20th century in a 5-1 win. With Chicago's Johnny Kling behind the plate Jack Doyle George Davis and Kid Gleason do the deed. It'll be another 10 years before a trifecta is pulled off in the NL.
Apr 26, 1900 - On their way to the Polo Grounds New York Giants George Davis Kid Gleason and Mike Grady spot smoke rising from an apartment building and rush to help with the rescue. Davis climbs a fireman's ladder to rescue a woman who fainted in the heat and Gleason and Davis help a woman and child down a fire escape. Forty-five families are left homeless from the major blaze. Then the trio with Davis stroking a triple help the Giants against Boston scoring 5 in the 9th to tie 10-10. Boston then scores 3 in the top of the 10th and the Giants answer back by stalling waiting for darkness. One batter lights a newspaper and uses the torch to search for a bet causing fans in the stands to light newspapers as well. At 6:55 the game is called and the score reverts to a 10-10 tie. Giants Jack Doyle Mike Grady and Al Gelbach are fined $5 each but no forfeit is called.
May 2, 1896 - Kid Gleason has 5 hits to lead New York to a 15-10 win over Philadelphia.
Aug 20, 1892 - The Browns Kid Gleason hits a HR and single and pitches St. Louis to an 8-4 win over the Orioles.
Dec 18, 1889 - The Brotherhood meets and expels members who have signed National League contracts‚ including Jack Glasscock‚ John Clarkson‚ Kid Gleason‚ and George Miller. Among those expelled‚ Jake Beckley‚ Joe Mulvey‚ and Ed Delahanty would eventually jump back to the PL and be reinstated.
Aug 14, 1889 - Chicago scores 10 runs in the 8th inning to whip Philadelphia 19-7 at Chicago's West Side Park. Ad Gumbert wins over Kid Gleason.
Nov 21, 1887 - The St. Louis Browns announce a trade with the Athletics that ships Kid Gleason and Curt Welch to Philadelphia for Fred Mann‚ Chippy McGarr‚ and Jocko Milligan‚ plus $3‚000. This is the first of a number of trades or sales‚ mostly to Brooklyn.