To read all six of this year's MBA Hall of Fame bios, visit the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame website.
Charlie Peik played high school baseball for Brownton from 1960-1963 and college ball for Mankato State. He played amateur ball for the Brownton Bruins and the Gaylord Islanders. Charlie has played, coached, and supported baseball in a variety of ways for the past 45 years. He coached high school baseball for Gaylord and Sibley East. He also coached the Gaylord Legion and the Gaylord Islanders town team. Charlie was also in charge of the summer recreation program for children ages 9-15. He was co-chairman of the 2009 MBA State Tournament hosted by Gaylord and Arlington. He is currently vice-president of the Gaylord Baseball Association. In addition Charlie has spent countless hours working on the field, in the concession stand, running the scoreboard, and setting up hitting cages. He has built picnic tables, bat stools and decks for Walsh Field.
Larry Klunder -- Arlington A's
Larry Klunder has contributed his energy and love of amateur baseball for over fifty years. His contributions have varied from championship player to field maintenance. Larry played high schoold baseball in Clarksville, Iowa and college baseball with the Upper Iowa University Peacocks. He played amateur baseball for the Arlington A’s from 1962-1969. Larry was a physical education teacher and athletic director at Arlington-Green-Isle High School. He was the varsity baseball coach from 1964-1979. He started summer recreation programs in Arlington. Larry has helped to maintain the Arlington A’s baseball field. Following his retirement from teaching he umpired high school baseball. Most recently he was a volunteer host to the teams in state amateur tournaments in Jordan and Belle Plaine.