John P. "Red" Kleinow

© Photographed July 2, 2015
Erected 2007 by David J. & Lynne M. Stalker, Archie
Monuments, and Rex Hamann American Association Almanac
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
43.184832,-88.712719

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.
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.

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Red Kleinow (1909)
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 The marker is on the right.

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

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