Keith Bauer

Keith Bauer played men's fastpitch softball from the early 1960s through the mid 1970s with a variety of teams. He started with Manitou Fuel, then played with Cloverleaf Tavern, Manke and Sons Lumber, B&I, Chalet Tavern and finally with Pegasus, whom he coached.

Bauer, a third baseman, had his most notable years with B&I from the mid 60s to the early 70s and for Manke and Sons for several seasons. The 1974 Manke and Sons team, of which Keith was a part, won the Northwest Regional tournament by defeating Pay N Pak in the championship game. The team advanced to ASA Nationals in Clearwater, Fla.

Keith earned numerous all-star team honors in tournaments throughout his playing career, and he was most valuable player at a tournament in Yakima. He was an excellent hitter who kept his average above .300 and who consistently led his teams in runs batted in.

Keith was born in Puyallup in 1942 and graduated from Puyallup High School in 1961. While in the Air Force in the 1960s, he was an all-tournament selection in baseball. Keith passed away in 2004.