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Red Wing's Dan Plein (right) congratulates fellow Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame of Fame inductee Tom Gwaltney, of Lake City, Sept. 19 at the ceremony in St. Cloud.

Top sports stories 2009, No. 5: Two baseball men inducted into the Hall

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It was fitting that Dan Plein and Tom Gwaltney were both members of the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame's 2009 induction class. Gwaltney modeled the Lake City baseball program after the program in Red Wing that Plein has helped maintain.


"Red Wing was what dad wanted to ... copy," said Tom's son, Gary. "The thing is that he didn't have a board or have a lot of funding. It was just himself and that was his goal. He fell in love with the way Red Wing ran their baseball."

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