Gary Grob 2017   N/A Caledonia Winona Winona 2017

Gary Grob



Gary Grob- Caledonia- Winona

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Gary Grob’s baseball career extends from 1949-2002 as a batboy, player, manager, coach, volunteer, field maintenance, and mentor to youth. Gary played school ball for La Cross Central High School and Winona State.  He played amateur ball for La Crescent, Winona, Caledonia, Rushford and Rollingstone. He also played service ball while serving in the Marine Corps in 1956 & 1957.  Gary coached and directed the Caledonia Park and Recreation program from 1958-1964 Gary started the Pee Wee, T Ball and Little League. Gary coached baseball at Winona State from 1967-1974 and 1976-2002.  His 1020 wins are the most ever for a head college baseball coach in Minnesota. Gary has served over 55 years as a MSHSL official.  He has been a member of Kiwanis International for 38 years serving as secretary for 33 years.

Other Baseball Awards & recognition:

NAIA Baseball HOF Class of 1989

American Baeball Coaches Hall of Fame Class of 2001

Winona State Hall of Fame 2006

NSIC Northern Sun Intertcollegiate Conference HOF Class of 2008

Named NAIA District #13 Coach of the Year 15 Times

Coached 16 players who went on to sign professional contracts, as well as 158 all-conference award winners.


  Player, Manager, Coach, Volunteer  
  Military Service: U.S. Marines 1954-57  

Favorite Baseball --"Saying\Quotes"

"There's always something you can learn from watching a ball game"

"Home Plate is 17 inches at all levels." Scolions

"Baseball is a great game" Babe Ruth

"Hit to right and take two" Grob

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