Glenn Turner - Builder (Baseball) - Class of 2022
No one in Milton has contributed to baseball as long and as fully as Glenn Turner. As a five-year-old, he first came to love the game and played minor ball from 1960-76, winning Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) titles twice.
He continued to find new ways to contribute when he took up umpiring for the rep minor league from 1974 to the early 1990’s.
It was in his teens when Glenn got his first taste of coaching, first with house league and then as an assistant for the local bantams. From there, he would go on to coach Milton’s juvenile and junior-level teams for 15 years, again winning two provincial championships.
In 1977, Glenn and some others formed the Milton senior team. He shone as their catcher and centre fielder, earning MVP honours in 1981. Glenn stepped up to become player-coach, before graduating to Red Sox general manager in 1987. Under his watch as GM, they won four OBA championships and have been finalists three times.
In all, he has been to 13 OBA finals as a player, coach or general manager.
Glenn took particular pride in the diamond maintenance at the then-new Brian Best Park in 1978, doing so for 33 years before serving as advisor to the Town on the creation of two new Community Park diamonds more recently.
In 2008, Glenn was Milton Chamber of Commerce Sportsman of the Year. To this day, he remains active as the Milton Red Sox’s GM.