Glenn Abbott

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William Glenn Abbott

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Biographical Information[edit]

On September 28, 1975, Glenn Abbott pitched 1/9 of a no-hitter for the Oakland Athletics over the California Angels on the last day of the regular season, relieving Vida Blue, who threw the first five innings. Abbott retired Ike Hampton, Jerry Remy, and Dave Chalk in order in the 6th inning before being replaced by Paul Lindblad (7th inning) and Rollie Fingers (8th and 9th innings). This was the first four-pitcher combined no-hitter in Major League history.

Abbott was chosen by the Seattle Mariners in the 1976 expansion draft and was the winningest pitcher during their inaugural campaign of 1977, going 12-13 for a team that went 64-98.

Abbott's son, Todd Abbott, pitched in the Oakland A's chain.

Glenn primarily wore number 17.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1977 & 1980)
  • Won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics in 1974 (he did not play in the World Series)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Clifford Corn: "Glenn Abbott", in Mark Pattison and David Raglin, ed.: Detroit Tigers 1984: What A Start! What A Finish!, SABR Publications, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, pp. 35-37. ISBN 1933599448
  • Clifford Corn: "Glenn Abbott", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 360-364. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1

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