• BirthplaceWinnipeg, MB
  • BornDecember 17, 1957
  • Inducted 2009

One of the most feared hitters of his era, he was consistently at or near the top of many offensive categories in the leagues he played in. In 1977, he led Team Manitoba to a silver medal at the Canada Games hitting four home runs in the tournament. In 1978, he was the top hitter for the Elmwood Giants Junior Team who won the Western Canadian Junior Championships. He is known for his “monster” home runs, Kinley could also play a little defense: As shortstop or third basemen, Kinley played the entire 1978 season without making an error. He led the Red-Boine Senior Baseball League in home runs in 1980 and batting average and RBI’s in 1981. He played four years at Mayville State where he was all-conference twice.


Bill Kinley Newspaper Article 1974

Bill Kinley Newspaper Article 1975

Bill Kinley Newspaper Article 1976

Bill Kinley Newspaper Article 1977 (2)

Bill Kinley Newspaper Article 1977


These newspaper articles belong to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Collection