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Glenn Beckert
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Baseball Player
    (October 12, 1940-April 12, 2020)
    Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Attended Allegheny College
    Second baseman for the Chicago Cubs (1965-1973) and San Diego Padres (1974-1975)
    Five-time All-Star (1969-1972)
    NL Gold Glove Winner (1968)
    Despite being a notable player of the Cubs, he ended his major league career with awful Padre teams.
    He frequently committed errors in the first half of his career as a second baseman.
    He didn't have much attention as Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins and Ron Santo.
    He was divorced.
    He held a bachelor's degree in political science.
    He was the first Allegheny College alumnus to play in the majors.
    He was a roommate of Ron Santo.
    In five seasons, he was a batter who hardly struck out with the fewest strikeouts per at-bat (1966-1969 and 1972).
    He scored 98 runs, making him the 1968 NL Leader in that category.
    He helped Ken Holtzman record 2 no-hitters (1969 and 1971).

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