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Ray Glinsky

Baseball Hall of Fame manager, Casey Stengel, used to tell sportswriters that baseball was 90 percent pitching. Ray Glinsky was the epitome of that bit of "Stengelese" during his brilliant four-year career at The University of Akron. His individual totals for his career covering 1962-65 were 20 wins and only six losses. In 1965, Glinsky led the nation's college pitchers with a remarkable 0.37 earned run average which has yet been surpassed by a UA pitcher. That effort gave him a career era of 1.65 (35 runs in 191 innings). That senior campaign he completed all nine games he started, winning a school record eight games, and combined with pitchers Jim Barton and Dave Roller to strikeout an Ohio Conference record 213 batters. The trio's ERA that season was a 0.76, an OC and another Akron U record that still stands. Glinsky was also a standout end on the Zip football teams of 1962, '63 and '64.

Inducted 1984 | Baseball, Football