Paul Amen

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Paul Johannes Amen

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Paul Amen was an Olympic and minor league infielder who later was a college coach.

Amen was an All-State basketball player in high school. He played baseball, basketball and football at Nebraska. He played in the 1936 Olympics when baseball was an exhibition sport. In 1938, he turned pro with the Dallas Steers but hit only .201/.275/.256 while fielding .991 at 1B, which he split with former major leaguer Phil Todt. Among starting first basemen in the 1938 Texas League, only Jim Keesey had a higher fielding percentage. He ended his career in 1939 with the Youngstown Browns, hitting .262, slugging .405, going deep 14 times and fielding .981 at 1B. He tied Bob Hershey for 5th in the Middle Atlantic League in homers. Amen coached baseball at the United States Military Academy from 1943-1954, going 133-76-7. He was president of the American Baseball Coaches Association in 1952. He also was head football coach at Wake Forest University. After coaching, he worked in banking.