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Wyczawski inducted into Minnesota Amateur Baseball HOF

September 16, 2012
The Journal

ST.?CLOUD - New Ulm's Red Wyczawski was officially inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony at River's Edge Convention Center on Saturday night.

Wyczawski was inducted alongside Denis Campbell, Don Giesen, Bob Karn, Herb Koch and Jime Peck.

Wyczawski was honored for his many decades of commitment to baseball in New Ulm at all levels, including American Legion, VFW, high school and amateur baseball.

Wyczawski served as the chairman of the 1958 state amateur baseball tournament in New Ulm and also chaired the Midwest Central Plains Regional Legion Tournament. For 24 years Wyczawski served as mayor of New Ulm.

Wyczawski grew up on a farm near Thorpe, Wis., where he played high school and Legion baseball, after which he signed a minor league contract and was assigned to the Superior Blues. He later began a career as a sports writer before moving to New Ulm.

Among his accolades, Wyczawski has chaired the Minnesota Sports Commission and received the WCCO Good Neighbor Award. His research helps to preserve the history of sports in New Ulm.

More information on the ceremony will appear in The Journal later this week.



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