In Honor of the 1955 Watertown High School State Baseball Champions

© Photographed July 21, 2015
2008 by the Players and their Families, David J.
Stalker, Jeff Wetzel and Archie Monuments
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
43.184832,-88.712719

[Front of the Marker]:

  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.
[Back of the Marker]:
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
Dave Veldhuizen • First Base

The marker is located adjacent to the Fred Merkle Baseball Field in Washington Park; it is accessible from northbound South 12th Street / County Highway X, north of its intersection with Sunset Avenue, Watertown, Wisconsin 53094.

These markers are also at this location:


 The other side of the monument.



The marker is located at Fred Merkle Field
in Watertown, Wisconsin.

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