Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow

Adrian Joss / John P. "Red" Kleinow (HM198I)

Location: Watertown, WI 53094 Jefferson County
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N 43° 11.088', W 88° 42.762'

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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 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.
HM NumberHM198I
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDavid J. & Lynne M. Stalker, Archie Monuments, and Rex Hamann American Association Almanac
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 360818 N 4782760
Decimal Degrees43.18480000, -88.71270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 11.088', W 88° 42.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 11' 5.28" N, 88° 42' 45.72" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 641 S 12th St, Watertown WI 53094, US
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