Ken Bauer, whose twin brother Keith is also honored today, played men's fastpitch for 35 years.
Ken was born in 1942 and graduated from Puyallup High in 1961. He is now retired from a sales career.
A first baseman that hit for average and power, Ken got his start in the game with Manitou Fuel, playing with that team from 1963-66. He played for Puget Sound Bank from 1967-70 and for Manke and Sons Lumber from 1971-73. He then settled into a 21-year stint from 1974-94 with B&I Sports before finishing with Pegasus from 1995-98.
Ken earned numerous tournament all-star awards, and was named to five regional all-tournament teams as well. In his 35 years, Ken averaged better than a .300 average and also slugged more than 300 home runs.
It's no wonder that with this kind of production that Ken Bauer provided, not one of the teams for which he played in 35 years ever had a losing record.
Ken also had great success as a coach. In 1982 and 1983 he took the Puyallup Brothers girls slowpitch team to national tournaments in Georgia and Florida. He also led the Pegasus fastpitch team to men’s nationals in both 1996 and 1997.