Jim E. Peck         Minnetonka Excelsior 2012
  Jim E. PeckJim Peck


Jim Peck grew up in Deer River and played high school baseball for Deer River and college basketball at Itasca Junior College.  From the ages of 14-20 Jim played town team baseball.  Jim has spent his entire volunteer life coaching American Legion teams – he has also worked with Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, college baseball, and USA baseball in the Tournament of the Stars. He is currently in his 48th season of Legion baseball, Excelsior Post 259 has retired his number, 39, to honor him.  He is the first coach to win the “11 Who Care Award” from KARE 11.  He is the only youth coach inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  He helped to form the Dick Siebert Fall Baseball League for high school players and the Gopher Classic tournament. He was instrumental in raising funds for the Veteran’s Field in Minnetonka and presently is involved the funding for the new University of Minnesota baseball field.

  Player, American Legion ,Manager, Volunteer  
  HOF- MBA-2012  
  Favorite Baseball --"Saying\Quote"  
“We shall play one pitch, one inning at a time"
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