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Adrian Joss / John P. “Red” Kleinow

 
 
Adrian Joss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, June 30, 2013
1. Adrian Joss Marker
Inscription. [One side of marker:]

This memorial is dedicated to the life of Adrian Joss

Born in Woodland, WI, April 12, 1880. Addie played baseball for Watertown and Watertown's Sacred Heart Team in 1899. Along with his future major league catcher Red Kleinow, they played before large crowds here at Washington Park. On April 26, 1902 Addie pitched a one hitter for Cleveland in his major league debut, the team he played for through 1910. As a pitcher, he won twenty or more games for four straight years, and had a lifetime 1.89 ERA. Addie is credited for pitching two no-hitters, including a perfect game on Oct. 2, 1908. Considered one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978, and into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1951.

[Other side of marker:]

This memorial is dedicated to the life of John P. "Red" Kleinow

Born in Milwaukee, WI, July 20, 1879. Red played baseball for Watertown and Watertown's Sacred Heart Team at Washington Park. The well known battery of Addie Joss and Red Kleinow won the college championship in 1899 with Sacred Heart. That same year he was named Watertown's team captain. Joining him on that team was future major league pitcher Claude Elliott. After spending the 1902 and 1903 seasons in the American
Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, June 30, 2013
2. Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow Marker
Association with the Toledo Mud Hens, Kleinow made his major league debut on May 3, 1904 with the New York Highlanders. In his eight year career in the big leagues he also played for the Boston AL team and Philadelphia of the NL. Red was known as a good defensive catcher.
 
Erected 2007 by David J. & Lynne M. Stalker, Archie Monuments, and Rex Hamann American Association Almanac.
 
Location. 43° 11.088′ N, 88° 42.762′ W. Marker is in Watertown, Wisconsin, in Jefferson County. Marker is on South 12th Street 0.2 miles south of Western Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located adjacent to Fred Merkle Baseball Field in Washington Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 635 South 12th Street, Watertown WI 53094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions (a few steps from this marker); Fred Merkle Field (a few steps from this marker); Octagon House (approx. mile away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Kindergarten (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fred C. Merkle
Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, June 30, 2013
3. Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow Marker
The Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow marker is near the center of the photo, the In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions marker is on the left, and the Fred Merkle plaque is on the building in the left background.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Trail Discovery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Highway Marking (approx. 7.7 miles away); 94th Combat Infantry Division (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Watertown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers in the Deadball monument series, including another marker for Adrian Joss.
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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