Alban (Al) Glossop was an second baseman in Major League Baseball. Born on July 12, 1914 in Christopher, Illinois, he played from 1939 to 1946.
Glossop batted .258 with Jersey City of the International League in 1939 and made his major league debut with the New York Giants on September 23. He played in 10 games that year and was back with the Giants in 1940 but was traded to the Boston Braves in June, appearing in 60 games and batting .236.
Glossy served in World War II with the Navy in the Pacific in 1944 and 1945, after spending 87 games with the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1943 season. He joined the Chicago Cubs in 1946, but had just 10 at-bats.
On March 17, 1944 – not having played a game for his new club – Glossop entered military service with the Navy. He was with the Navy at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in 1944, and joined the Navy’s Western Pacific tour with the Fifth Fleet team in 1945. He was assigned to Saipan after the tour.
Glossop was discharged from the Navy in December 1945. He rejoined the Cubs in 1946, playing just four games and going 0-for-10 at the plate before being optioned to Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast League. He remained with the team until retiring after the 1950 season.
He died at age 76 in Walnut Creek, California on July 2, 1991.