Al Kinley was inducted into the Builder category. For 45 years, Al has been an advocate for baseball in the Province of Manitoba and his beloved Elmwood Giants. He is a highly successful coach, administrator and historian. Al has coached every age category from Little League to Senior teams and 20% of those teams have won provincial championships. In 1977, Al was instrumental in bringing the Elmwood Giants back to life and has helped raise funds that have allowed the Giants to make over $100,000 worth of improvements to their field. Al is a four-time Manager of the Year in the Manitoba Junior Baseball League. He is a member of the Baseball Manitoba Honour Society. in 2007, he was named Baseball Manitoba’s Volunteer of the Year.
These articles are gathered from University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Collection