Grand Rapids’ Bill Kinnunen to be Inducted into MSHSBCA Hall of Fame

Kinnunen is the second Grand Rapids alum to be inducted into the Hall of Fame along with old head coach Bob Streetar, who was part of the inaugural class in 2004.

GRAND RAPIDS, Minnesota – Grand Rapids baseball coach Bill Kinnunen will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association Friday afternoon. He has led the program since 2001 and is ending a season in which the Thunderhawks finished second in the state tournament. Kinnunen said he was surprised to be introduced alongside coaches he faced in his career.

“It’s a testament to the great players I’ve had. That is why we are successful. I can’t get around to hitting and pitching and playing on the field. It’s the kids who make the pieces. And the parents who took her to all the exercises and games all the way through to high school. We have a great baseball community in Grand Rapids and people who really care about the program, ”said Kinnunen.

Kinnunen is the second Grand Rapids alum to be inducted into the Hall of Fame along with old head coach Bob Streetar, who was part of the inaugural class in 2004.

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