Carl "RED" Wyczawski         New Ulm New ULM 2012

Carl Red Wyczawski

Red Wcyzawski

Carl “Red” Wyczawski- NEW ULM-2012

Red grew up on a farm near Thorpe Wisconsin.  He played baseball for Thorpe High School and Legion baseball.  He signed a minor league contract and was assigned to the Superior Blues; during this time he wrote sports for the Duluth New Tribune and the Superior Evening Telegram. He later started writing sports full-time for the Eau Clair Leader.  In New Ulm Red has been involved in American Legion, VFW, high school, and amateur baseball. Red was instrumental in replacing the lights at the ballpark.  He served as the chairman of the 1958 state amateur baseball tournament in New Ulm. He also chaired the Midwest Central Plains Regional Legion Tournament.  For 24 years Red served as mayor of New Ulm..  He was honored by the Jaycess and the Chamber of Commerce.  He 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.

----------ObituaryCARL "RED"'S Wyczawski ----- ------**-----**OBITUARY  
Carl “Red” Wyczawski, age 95, of New Ulm, Minnesota, died August 9, 2021, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldier’s Rest section where the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard and the New Ulm Battery will provide full military honors.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.
To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.
Carl Louis Wyczawski was born January 26, 1926 in Thorp, Wisconsin, and was the youngest of seven boys and one girl. His father, Frank, came from Austria and his mother, Mary, from San Francisco. Carl graduated from high school in 1944 and graduated from Superior State in 1949 with a degree in Journalism. After college he wrote sports for the Leader and Daily Telegram newspaper in Eau Claire, WI until 1950, when he then was drafted into the Army during the Korean War where he was in the 361st Engineer Construction Battalion.  He was transferred to post headquarters in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After he served in the Army he worked for The Sporting News in St. Louis before returning to Eau Claire as a journalist for the Leader.  While in Eau Claire, he met and later married Mary Green. He then became the assistant public relations director for the Milwaukee Braves.  One highlight of his career with the Braves was when he served as the public address announcer for the 1955 All Star baseball game.
Carl and Mary moved to New Ulm in 1956 where he joined his father-in-law at Green Clothiers and acted as president from 1962-1988.  Carl was heavily involved in the New Ulm community, serving as mayor from 1970-1994 following his position on the city council from 1964-1970.  He was adamant that his primary role as mayor was to be the “promoter” of the city, which he loved so deeply.  He was named Outstanding City Young Man from the New Ulm Jaycees, was involved in the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters, United Way, Quarterback Club, and the New Ulm Club.  He had a perfect record of attendance with the New Ulm Rotary for 22 years.
Carl was a charter member of New Ulm Toastmaster as well as New Ulm United Way.  He was the oldest member of New Ulm Club having served 47 years.  For 26 years he was instrumental in selecting the speaker for the annual New Ulm Club banquet honoring senior athletes, which included Jesse Owens (1936 U.S. Olympic star) in 1961 and Dan Devine (Notre Dame and Green Bay Packer football coach) in 1963.  Carl was personal friends of Paul Giel, Herb Brooks, and Andy North.  He became friends to six governors as well as many Major League Baseball Hall of Famers.  He was delighted to have the opportunity to meet the likes of Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Paul Waner, and became friends with Stan Musial and Roger Maris.
Carl loved to engage with people, and enjoyed uncovering whatever connections he had with those he met.  The stories he had from the many people he met, chronicled via an unbelievable collection of photos, articles, and personal memorabilia, were inspiring.  Carl was lucky enough to attend ten MLB World Series, seven MLB All-Star games, one Super Bowl, and two PGA Golf Championships.
His volunteer service was significant beyond New Ulm, serving as president for the Minnesota League of Cities, and as chairman of organizations such as Minnesota Sports Commission and Minnesota Highway Commission. 
Carl contributed heavily to the success of New Ulm baseball, including VFW, legion, high school, and amateur leagues.  He was named to the New Ulm Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, and the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame.  He has helped preserve history by keeping meticulous records of all sorts of statistics going back many seasons across many sports that will be shared with the community of New Ulm.  In 1978, Carl served as manager to New Ulm Legion team that made it to the National World Series in Yakima, Washington

U.S. Veteran
  Player, Manager, Coach, Volunteer , Announcer  
  HOF- MBA 2012  
  Military Service: U. S. Army  
  Favorite Baseball --"Saying\Quote"  
"Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." 
             Babe Ruth
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