July 26, 1930 - July 9, 2019 Glenn Mickens passed away from pneumonia on July 9, 2019 at the age of 88. He coached baseball at UCLA, assisting Art Reichle and Gary Adams for 25 seasons.Glenn pitched professionally for 15 years, including a short stint with the National League Champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953 and roomed with fellow Bruin Jackie Robinson while at Montreal and Brooklyn. He spent his last 5 seasons as an active player in the Japanese League."Mick" retried from coaching at UCLA in 1989 and has resided with his wife Ruth in Kapaa, Hawaii ever since. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, his son, Scott, and his daughter, Shaun.
Published by Los Angeles Times from Jul. 12 to Jul. 14, 2019.
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Glen was my uncle. I spent a summer with him and the UCLA baseball team when I was very young. Got to hit batting practice where he taught me how to hit a curve ball.He will be missed
Mickey Duane Mickens
December 27, 2019
August 13, 2019
Mick, your good friend and former ball player Rick Ganulin informed me of your passing. I have fond memories of you when I played baseball at UCLA. You were definitely one of the "good guys." Friendly, considerate, very comfortable to be with and be mentored by.
Thanks for the positive affect you have had on so many people's lives.
I cannot be there in person for your memorial, however, I will be there in spirit.
Dan Poppers, '64 & '70, UCLA
August 11, 2019
WOW! What a guy I never knew! I started "searching" him for a childhood photo for his "Hall of Fame Page" for his "Our Gang" movie role at Lordheath.com and found myself "hooked"! My best chuckle came when I read from a 1953 blurb about the Dodgers waiting for "22 year-old 'baby faced pitcher' GLENN MICKENS to get out of the Army in May". I wished he had written an autobiography! If anyone has a photo of the youngster "MICK", please post it here or send it to Lordheath.com. May a guy who gave so many people so much pleasure and excitement Rest in Peace. JARVIS---Chicago.
July 16, 2019
Aloha and farewell my friend. You will be missed. I always enjoyed our long conversations about traffic, bike paths, etc.
Thank you for being a great friend.
July 12, 2019
" Mick" & I were teammates in '57 with the Angels in the PCL. We were "roomies". A great guy and fun to be around. ALWAYS positive! Ralph