Ralph Mitterling

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Ralph Mitterling
Ralph Mitterling.jpg
Mitterling from The 1954 Owl
Sport(s) Football, baseball, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1890-04-19)April 19, 1890
Freeburg, Pennsylvania
Died January 22, 1956(1956-01-22) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1916 Philadelphia Athletics
Position(s) Outfielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1919–1920 Ursinus
1923 Susquehanna
1926–1935 East Stroudsburg
1919–1921 Ursinus
1939–1954 Pittsburgh
Head coaching record
Overall 47–52–7 (football)
17–28 (basketball)
89–106–1 (baseball)
Ralph Mitterling
Born: (1890-04-19)April 19, 1890
Freeburg, Pennsylvania
Died: January 22, 1956(1956-01-22) (aged 65)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 1916, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 1916, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .154
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2

Ralph "Sarge" Mitterling (April 19, 1890 – January 22, 1956) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He played Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1916 season. Mitterling served as the head football coach at Ursinus College from 1919 to 1920, at Susquehanna University in 1923, and at East Stroudsburg State Teachers College—now East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania—from 1926 to 1935, compiling a career college football record of 47–52–7. He was also the head basketball coach at Ursinus from 1919 to 1921, tallying a mark of 17–28, and the head baseball coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1939 to 1954, amassing a record of 89–106–1. Mitterling died on January 22, 1956 at Veteran's Hospital in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]


  1. ^ "Mitterling, Pitt Baseball Coach, Dies". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 23, 1956. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 

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