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Glover, Fred

Fred Glover

Induction Year : 2008

Sport: Hockey

One of the American Hockey League’s greatest stars he would become one of Cleveland’s most popular players after joining the Cleveland Barons in 1953. Prior to that he had played for the AHL’s Indianapolis Capitals in 1948-49, put in a pair of brief stints for the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL, returned to Indianapolis where he led the league in scoring with 48 goals in 1950-51 and was named to the league’s first all-star team. Called back to Detroit, he played 54 games for the Red Wings in 1951-52, helping them to the Stanley Cup. In the 15-year stint with the Barons which was to follow, the last five of which he also served as the team’s head coach, he would lead them to Calder Cup championships in 1954, 1957 and 1964, before retiring in 1968. At that time he was the league’s career leader in games played, goals (520) assists (814) and points scored (1,334). A six-time all-star, and two-time AHL scoring leader, his Number 9 was retired in 1969. He died at his home in Hayward, CA in August, 2001 at the age of 73.

The Glover Brothers

Fred and Howie Glover become only the fourth pair of siblings to be inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame when they are honored tonight and only the second to be inducted together, joining swimmers Gretchen and Christine Kluter who were honored in the first induction ceremonies in 1976. Paul Fina was inducted in 1978 for his feats in gymnastics and brother Louis followed in 1984. For sheer numbers, however, the Milkovich family still stands alone. Wrestlers Tom (1976) and Pat (1986) are enshrined with their father Mike, the legendary Maple Heights High coach who was honored for meritorious service in 1978.