Ed Glynn grew up in the shadow of Shea Stadium in Flushing, Queens and at one time sold hot dogs in the stands when he was a student at Francis Lewis High School. Though he was a local kid the left-handed pitcher did not catch the eyes of the Mets scouts and he eventually signed as an undrafted free agent with the Detroit Tigers. After working his way through the Tigers system, he was eventually traded to the Mets on March 13, 1979 in exchange for pitcher Mardie Cornejo.
Glynn started the 1979 season in the minors before being called up to the big club. He made his Mets debut on June 1, 1979 pitching a scoreless 11th inning against the Atlanta Braves to earn the save and preserve the 5-4 win. Glynn would go on to appear in 46 games for the Mets, all out of the bullpen, and posted a 1-4 record with 7 saves and 3.00 ERA. His only victory came on September 6 against the Philadelphia Phillies when he pitched two innings of relief.
Ed Glynn spent the entire 1980 season with the Mets once again pitching exclusively out of the bullpen. He posted a 3-3 record with 1 save and a 4.13 ERA in 38 games.
Following the season the Mets traded Glynn to the Cleveland Indians. He returned to the Mets organization in 1984 but never made it back to the majors and eventually retired from pitching in 1990.
In 84 games over two seasons with the Mets Ed Glynn posted a 4-7 record with 8 saves and a 3.53 ERA.
While with the Mets Glynn wore number 48.
Ed Glynn also played for the following teams:
Detroit Tigers – 1975-1978
Cleveland Indians – 1981-1983
Montreal Expos – 1984