Bob McKillop

Updated Tuesday January 7, 2014 by Kitchener Sports Association.

Bob McKillop, a native of Toronto, played minor baseball in Toronto and at the age of seventeen signed a professional baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox organization. He played in their minor league chain for five years.

In 1965 while attending the University of Waterloo he won the prestigious Carl Totzke Award and was reinstated as an amateur. In his ten years with the Kitchener Panthers he won the Major Inter-County Baseball League's most valuable player award four times, home run crown three times, and was selected to the first all-star team eight times. He excelled as both pitcher and catcher. In 1969 he was a member of the Canadian Senior Championship Team.

As playing manager he led the Panthers to the inter-county championship and an Ontario baseball championship. Twice he coached teams in the Kitchener Minor Baseball Association to Triple A Provincial Championships. He also coached the University of Waterloo Warriors to a national inter-collegiate hockey championship.

KSA: Bob has been very active with KSA over the years including: guest speaker at the first (coaches') Volunteer Recognition Dinner in 1989, member of the KSA Operating Committee and Chair/co-chair of the Volunteer Recognition Program on an on-going basis. Bob's efforts were recognized with the KSA Award of Excellence (individual category) in 2011 for his volunteer work, notably with hockey and baseball.

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