Born May 10, 1911 in Montreal, Que., Gladu played 16 seasons of professional baseball between 1932 and 1951, including in the major leagues with the Boston Braves in 1944. He enjoyed five strong seasons with Quebec City squads, first in the Provincial League (1938-40) and then in the Canadian-American League (1941-42). He also had an outstanding campaign with the International League’s Montreal Royals in 1945, batting .338 with 105 RBIs in 153 games. He took over as player-manager for Sherbrooke of the Provincial League in 1948, leading them to two championships and hitting between .309 and .368 every year from 1948 to 1951. After his playing career, he scouted for the Milwaukee Braves and signed Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Claude Raymond and Ron Piché. He was elected to the British Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011 for his playing days in the United Kingdom. He passed away July 26, 1994 in Montreal.
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