| Wins against Kentucky - 2 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Alma Mater: Maryland
Hometown: College Park, MD
Date Born: January 17, 1890
Date Died: February 22, 1976
Overall Record: 288-237 [28 Seasons]
|3/3/1931||Kentucky vs. Maryland||L||27 - 29||Southern Conference Tournament Championship (at Atlanta, GA)|
|2/28/1930||Kentucky vs. Maryland||W||26 - 21||Southern Conference Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)|
|1/19/1928||Kentucky at Maryland||L||7 - 37||-|
Obituary - Baltimore Sun (February 23, 1976)
Ex-Coach of Terps Dies at 86
Washington (Special) - H. Burton Shipley, a longtime baseball and basketball coach at the University of Maryland, died Saturday at the Washington Hospital Center following a heart attack.
Shipley, who was 86 and lived on a farm near Laurel, retired in 1960 after coaching the Terrapin baseball team for 37 years. He had retired from coaching basketball in 1947 after 24 years in which he won 243 games. The Terps won the old Southern Conference championship in 1931 when his Maryland team beat University of Kentucky and Adolph Rupp, 29 to 27.
After his retirement he raised thoroughbred horses on his farm and raced them.
Know as Ship, he had been named to the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and as both a player and a coach to the Helms Hall of Fame.
In 1956, the University named its varsity baseball field in his honor.
He began his athletic career as a student from 1908 to 1914 at the university, which was then known as the Maryland Agricultural College, offering a preparatory as well as a college program.
His baseball teams won 363 games and he Southern Conference championship in 1936, and Charley Keller, later a celebrated home run slugger with the New York Yankees, was among his pupils.
Shipley also managed the Martinsburg (W. Va.) baseball team in the Blue Ridge League and won the pennant in the summer of 1923. When there he converted a young catcher to an outfielder. Later Hack Wilson became one of the most feared sluggers in the National League.
In his six years as Maryland, he won 16 varsity letters, 6-each in baseball and football and 4 in basketball.
A native of Harmons, Md., he moved to College Park as a child when his father took charge of the agricultural experimental station. He remained in College Park area until 1952.
During World War I, he served as an officer in the Army after holding a coaching post at Marshall College.
Following the war he taught at the Perkiomen School for Boys and then served as athletic director and coach of football, basketball and baseball at the University of Delaware before going to Maryland in the early 1920's.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miriam Sterling, a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Owens, of Laurel; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Mowat, Mrs. Louise Linthicum, and Mrs. Beulah Williams, all of College Park, and four grandchildren.
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