From BR Bullpen
William Patrick Gleason
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 6½", Weight 157 lb.
- Debut September 25, 1916
- Final Game June 8, 1921
- Born September 6, 1894 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died January 9, 1957 in Holyoke, MA USA
 Biographical Information
Shortly after being traded, Gleason contracted typhoid fever and missed the entire season. In 1918, he joined the navy, thus missing another season. He played for Chattanooga from 1919-20, hitting .280 and .275, respectively.
He was tabbed the heir at second base for the St. Louis Browns, who had cut Joe Gedeon following his involvement in the 1919 World Series betting scandal, but that experiment didn't last long as he was eventually replaced by Dud Lee and Marty McManus.