Submariner’s Gilt Wrist Bracelet – American Baseball Announcer

Gleeson saw submarine service in WWII, and had a long career in sports broadcasting- several baseball teams ending his career with the Boston Red Sox organization.

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Arthur Levi Gleeson (1906- 1964), born Sumpter, Oregon, began his baseball announcing career calling California League baseball game in the 1930s – early 40s. He joined the Navy during WWII and was assigned to  the Armed Forces Network, but later discharged at his request for joining the submarine service.  After the war, Art worked again on the West Coast, until 1950, when he started working for the Mutual Broadcasting System, where he was the play by play announcer for the New York Yankees along with Mel Allen. In 1960, Art was hired by the Boston Red Sox, as part of their team, calling games with Curt Gowdy, Bill Crowley, and Ned Martin for five seasons. He died in his hotel room in Oregon after the 1964 season of an apparent heart attack.

His bracelet is gilt metal, with no markings, and has an applied shirt size silver submariner’s badge. On the back side is engraved, ” Art Gleeson /USNR 632-50-55 /So Sec (and number)”). The bracelet shows some wear to the gilt, but not much.

Originally acquired from a Boston Area collector, sold, and re-acquired from the collector I sold it to, just resently. 100% authentic.

Excellent condition.




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Weight .5 lbs