Glenn Killinger

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William Glenn Killinger

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Biographical Information[edit]

Killinger (left) with Russ Wrightstone (right) on a local chocolate company team, Harrisburg, PA, 1919

Glenn Killinger attended Penn State University, where he was an All-American football player in 1921. A second baseman, he went on to play minor league baseball from 1922 to 1932, largely in the New York-Penn League.

Following his playing days, Killinger was head football coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for several years and also coached at Moravian College. He went on to be baseball coach at West Chester University of Pennsylvania for 32 seasons in addition to serving as the school's football coach for 23 years and their basketball coach for 6 seasons.

He lived to be 99 years old.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1924 Harrisburg Senators New York-Penn League 40-34 -- -- replaced Mickey LaLonge (6-3) on July 3
Replaced by Nig Clarke (5-7) on September 3
1926 Shamokin Indians New York-Penn League 61-68 6th none
1928 Harrisburg Senators New York-Penn League 82-54 1st none League Champs
1929 Williamsport Grays New York-Penn League 79-60 2nd none
1930 Williamsport Grays New York-Penn League 74-65 3rd none
1931 Williamsport Grays New York-Penn League 76-64 3rd none
1932 Allentown Buffaloes Eastern League 37-38 4th League disbanded July 17
Williamsport Grays New York-Penn League 26-33 7th none replaced Vernon Parks (2-2) on July 19

Further Reading[edit]

  • Todd M. Mealy: Glenn Killinger, All-American: Penn State’s World War I Era Sports Hero, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2018. ISBN 978-1-4766-7051-5