Four to be elected into New Ulm Amateur Baseball HOF
NEW ULM – Three players and one non-player have been elected to the New Ulm Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.
Players Corey Schaefer, Brady Ranweiler and Brad Weber, along with non-player Frank Stuckey, will be formally inducted into the New Ulm Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame at a banquet on June 21 at Turner Hall.
The banquet will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of Johnson Park.
Schaefer, who has played in 412 games in his 16-plus years with the New Ulm Brewers, has a career batting average of .290 with 415 hits in 1,429 at-bats. He has played second base and shortstop. He has scored 264 runs and has drove in 204 runs in his Brewer career.
Corey’s older brother Scott was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.
Ranweiler ranks first in career doubles and second in hits, runs, RBIs and home runs in the history of New Ulm amateur baseball. He has hit above .300 in 16 of his 17 seasons and hit above .400 in eight.
Ranweiler’s best season was when he hit .493 and pounded out 20 home runs and drove in 61 runs in 1999. They are both season records. That year, he was also selected to the All-State tournament team and also hit for the cycle.
Overall, Ranweiler has a career batting average of .403 and has 87 career home runs along with 458 RBIs. In 1,590 at-bats, he has struck out only 138 times.
Weber was a speedy centerfielder who hit .371 in his seven years patrolling the outfield at Johnson Park.
In his first year with the Brewers, Weber hit a team-leading .417 and in 2001 led the team with a robust .446 batting average.
For his career, Weber had 55 doubles and scored 172 runs.
Weber’s father Bob was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010 as a non-player.
Frank Stuckey is the lone non-player being inducted.
Stuckey was President of the New Ulm Baseball Association for five years from 1983-87 and worked many hours in the concession stand and also put in a lot of hours repairing and grooming Johnson Park. During the 1993 Minnesota State Legion Tournament, Stuckey cut the infield grass following the last game of each day and then prepare the field for the next day’s games. He was a natural leader and a good man to lead the New Ulm Baseball Association.
Frank’s son, Randy, was inducted into the Hall of Fame.