Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Adrian Joss / John P. “Red” Kleinow
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.
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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
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. Touch 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. ¼ mile away); Plank Road Pioneer Barn (approx. ¼ mile away); First Kindergarten (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fred C. Merkle Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Trail Discovery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Highway Marking (approx. 7.7 miles away); 94th Combat Infantry Division (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.