New Ulm's Wyczawski Elected to MABHOF

Baseball enthusiast Carl (Red) Wyczawski has been elected to the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame according to information received Wednesday. He will formally be inducted in ceremonies in St. Cloud Sept. 15.

Wyczawski will be one of six to be inducted that evening. One of those is Don Giesen of New Prague who is an uncle to Ben Giesen of New Ulm. Ben's son Mark plays with Essig in the Tomahawk East League. The others include Denis Camp bell of Winsted; Bob Karn, St. Cloud; Jim :Peck, Chanhassen; and Herb Kock, Loretto.

  • (New Ulm Journal report July 13 is attached below)

    He joins a limited number of New Ulm baseball people who have received this honors, the most recent of which was A. R. (Al) Mueller. Both individuals moved to New Ulm as young adults and quickly became involved in the promotion of baseball of all sorts.

    Wyczawski's biggest amateur achievement was chairing the 1958 state amateur tournament in New Ulm, considered by many as one of the best in the last half century.

    He also served a record 24 years as mayor of the community, has been very activity in American Legion baseball and has compiled thousands of hours of baseball history for the community in photographs and documents. He has provided much of the material for the permanent preservation digital archives of New Ulm Sports Central.

    He has served many local and state offices and committees. Wyczawski came to New Ulm in the early 1950's

    Stan Wilfahrt as the last player honored. Others who have received the award include Frank Tauscheck, president in the 1940's and Henry Nicklasson, player-manager and like Tauscheck a charter member; plus Victor J. Sondag who served in finance and administration before becoming a member of the state board. All have been elected to the New Ulm Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame which started with the Johnson Park 50th anniversary in 1989.

    The NUABHOF is charged with nominating suitable candidates for the state honors.

    Roy Gebhard, also of New Ulm was named to the Minnesota Hall directly by the state organization.

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