- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut September 23, 1939
- Final Game May 5, 1946
- Born July 12, 1914 in Christopher, IL USA
- Died July 2, 1991 in Walnut Creek, CA USA
Al Glossop wasn't much of a hitter, but he could play second, short, and third. He did so for five National League teams in a five-year major league career.
He was a regular for the 1942 Phillies, playing second base. Baseball Reference.com also lists him as the regular shortstop for the 1943 Dodgers, but that's only because Arky Vaughan played more at shortstop and also at third base than anyone else, and Glossop was used second-most at shortstop - while Billy Herman, used second-most at third base, was the regular second baseman. So that left Glossop to be listed as the shortstop since Vaughan and Herman were listed at third and second.
Glossop spent seventeen seasons in professional baseball from 1932 to 1950. He served two years (1944-1945) in the Pacific for the United States Navy during World War II.