Watertown in Jefferson County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions
In 1955 the Watertown Goslings won this city's first State Baseball Championship. Their home games were played at Washington Park, under the leadership of Coach Thompson. The team took pride in their pitching and defense. The captain was Block, with Bast and Rose the Co-MVP's. The Goslings won the Braveland Conference Championship for the second consecutive season. During tournament play Crupi, Rose and Sell were each 3 and 0, including a no-hit performance by Rose over Waterloo. In the semifinal game behind the pitching of Sell, and defense of Bast, Watertown won 2 to 1 over Edgerton, when Theder singled Mullen home with the winning run. Crupi won the final game against Cuba City 11 to 1, giving Watertown the WIAA State Championship. Fans lined Main Street and saluted the Champs, as they made their way through Watertown on a fire engine.
Watertown Goslings 1955 Baseball Team
Jim Thompson • Coach
Joel Albrecht • Manager
Jack Bast • Shortstop
Rich Block • Third Base
Chuck Brumm • Outfield
Bob Burbach • Outfield
Bill Crupi • Pitcher
Myron Jahnke • Outfield
Burt Kuptz • Catcher
Mike Mullen • Outfield
Ken Rose • Pitcher
Jerry Sell • Pitcher
Ken Smith • Second Base
Duane Stark • Outfield
Roger Theder • Catcher
Erected 2008 by the Players and their Families, David J. Stalker, Jeff Wetzel and Archie Monuments.
Location. 43° 11.094′ 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. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fred Merkle Field (a few steps from this marker); Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Milwaukee Street Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); Trail Discovery (approx. 0.9 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.
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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 359 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.