Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kenny Mauer

Kenneth J. Mauer, Sr.

August 11, 1927
Hankinson, ND

February 26, 2019

1944-45 Cretin-Derham Hall High School - St Paul, Minnesota (High School)
1946-47 St. Thomas College - Minnesota (College)
1947-48 St. Thomas College - Minnesota (College)
1948-49 St. Thomas College - Minnesota (College)
1950-51 St. Paul Lights (NPBL)

Born in North Dakota, Mauer and his family moved to St. Paul when Ken was young. There were six Mauers brothers, and all six played professional baseball. Ken was a better baseball player than he was a basketball player, and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 when Mauer was only 17, and played with the St. Paul affiliate. He played minor league baseball through 1948, and attended St. Thomas College, where he starred on the basketball team. He played for the St. Paul Lights in the NPBL.

Mauer and his wife, Thelms, had five sons and two daughters. Mauer's son, Kenneth Jr, was an NBA referee, another son, Tom, was a referee in the WNBA. Kenneth's great nephew is Minnesota Twins' star Joe Mauer.

Minor League Baseball Stats



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