Ken Mauer Sr., a respected fixture in baseball and other sports as a player and coach in St. Paul for many decades and a great-uncle to Joe Mauer, has died. The 2014 inductee into the Minnesota State High School Baseball Hall of Fame died on Feb. 26 from heart failure, according to his online obituary. He was 91. After his own playing days ended, Mauer coached baseball at Macalaster College in St. Paul for one year and won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. In 13 years at St. Paul Humboldt High School spanning from the late 1950s into the early 1970s, his teams won 145 games and lost 56. In that time, his teams won seven City Championships, three Twin City Championships, and three Region Championships. He also taught English in the St. Paul School District. He also coached football at St. Paul Harding. The 1945 Cretin High School graduate played pro ball in various cities around the country including parts of three seasons with the St. Paul Saints. He’s also … [Read more...] about Obituary: Ken Mauer Sr., added to family’s baseball legacy in St. Paul
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SAMANTHA Markle says her half-sister Meghan should use her baby shower trip to the US as a chance to reconnect with her estranged father. The 54-year-old said the Duchess of Sussex should consider contacting Thomas Markle Sr, 74, because “you never know when you’re going to get that opportunity again”. The pregnant royal has been on a private visit to New York since Thursday and has been snapped buying baby clothes and enjoying macaroons with pals at French patisserie Ladurée in Soho over the weekend. Samantha, of Ocala, Florida, told Daily Mail TV Meghan does deserve to enjoy her baby shower, but should contact their father. She said: “Setting all personal things aside, I understand a baby shower is an exciting time – it’s about getting with friends, getting things ready for the baby. “But you are on this continent Meghan and I would just really love to see her have contact with my dad while she’s here. “Life is very … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha says Duchess should meet up with estranged dad Thomas on US baby shower trip
MEGHAN Markle's half-brother has told how the Duchess of Sussex was "always a princess growing up" - and begged her to give dad Thomas another chance. Thomas Markle Jr, 52, revealed their father, 74, is "desperate" to mend ties with his estranged daughter - and is terrified he won't meet his grandchild. He told New! magazine: "My number one message for Meghan would be to reach out to her father. "It would mean the world to him to be back in her life and be part of his grandchild's life. "She was always a princess and never a tomboy." The interview comes just weeks after Meghan asked Thomas Sr to stop his “painful attacks” on Prince Harry in an emotional hand-written letter. She was always a princess and never a tomboy.Thomas Markle Jr She wrote: "We all rallied around to support and protect you from day 1, and this you know. "So to hear about the attacks you’ve made at Harry in the press, who was nothing but patient, kind, and understanding with you is perhaps the … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle ‘was always a princess’ growing up says brother Thomas Jr as he begs Duchess to let their dad meet his grandchild
MEGHAN Markle's half-brother pretends to lick his dog's behind, feels his fake boobs while wearing drag and pulls silly faces, in this bizarre set of photos. Tom Markle Jr told Sun Online he and his family have always had a "kind of weird sense of humour" that started with his dad Thomas Markle Sr. He said it took sister Meghan "a while" to understand their strange family humour but she soon came round to the "Markle way". In two of the images, 52-year-old Tom holds Darlene's small dog Cheeto above his head and protrudes his tongue towards its rear-end. This year Meghan will spend Christmas with the Queen in a festive day that will be nothing like the Duchess of Sussex has experienced before. There will be no curling up to watch films for the Royal clan, instead they have to make their own entertainment. Festive games include charades, which as a former Hollywood star, Meghan is sure to do well at. Lunch, drinks and even party games will all follow a strict timetable. The day is … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s brother reveals family’s bizarre sense of humour that baffled his famous sister… including eating chocolate out of baby’s nappies
MEGHAN Markle's father Thomas could not be with her daughter when she married Prince Harry on May 19, but mum Doria was by her side. Here's everything you need to know about Meghan's parents... Who is Doria Ragland? Meghan's mum Doria lives in LA, where she works as a yoga instructor and psychotherapist. She met Meghan's dad Thomas after he divorced his first wife Roslyn. Doria was working as a temp at the television studios where Thomas was the lighting director for a soap opera. They married in 1979 and Meghan was born two years later. In her post-engagement interview, Meghan said her mum was "so much fun". Harry agreed, adding that Doria is "amazing". Meghan has previously described her mum as a "free spirit". She said: "She's (Doria) got dreadlocks and a nose ring. She ran the LA Marathon. We can have so much fun together, and yet, I'll still find so much solace in her support." Who is Thomas Markle? Thomas W Markle is the father of actress Meghan Markle and is of Dutch-Irish … [Read more...] about Who are Meghan Markle’s parents, are her mother Doria Ragland and father Thomas together still and who are their relatives?