Baseball Athlete - Inducted 1989
Glen Gorbus turned professional in 1949 with the Brooklyn Dodger Baseball organization and played with their minor system until he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds of the National League in 1955. At the time, he was the only Canadian in the major leagues. He went on to play for the Philadelphia Phillies for two seasons before he returned to the minor leagues. During his professional baseball career, Glen Gorbous established the longest baseball throw in history when he threw a ball from the outfield a distance of 445 feet 10 inches on August 1, 1957, while playing with the St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A team. His throw is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Glen Gorbous passed away on June 12, 1990