THE FIGHTING 63RD: Post 63 Championship Teams
1948 Putnam County Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
Coach Larry Dunn with Trophy
Front Row L-R Jim Niese, Pat Kuhbander, Bob Lanwehr, Jerry Leatherman
Back Row L-R Guy Corkwell, Karl Kleman, Tom Walker, Dave Kuhlman, Jim Unterbrink, Dick Niese
1949 Putnam County Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
Tom Niese with Trophy, Pat Kuhbander, Jerry Leatherman, Bob Lamwehr, Tom Walker, Guy Corkwell, Jim Unterbrink, Jim Niese, Dave Kuhlman.
1956 District League Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R Coach Bob Recker, Rex Stahl, Paul Ladd, Bill Felkey, Paul Sybert, GM Shorty Kreinbrink,.
2nd Row L-R Ronnie VonderEmbse, Dave Brennan, Roger McClure, Jerry Scarbrough, Tom Recker, Jerry Stechschulte, Jim Fischer, Denny Gerdeman, Denny Nienberg, Coach Joe Nienberg.
1964 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R GM Shorty Kreinbrink, Keith Walker, Dan Kuhlman, Gordon Ridenour, Mike Vogt, Larry Brown, Harold Slygh, Ed Kuhlman.
Standing L-R Denny Ladd, Tom Heckman, Ken Jones, Nick Potts, Larry Cox, Dave Ruhe, Denny Potts, Frank Bischoff, Don Hamilton, Coach Gene Stechschulte.
In Front Batboys Jeff Huggins, Danny Ruhe
1966 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
Front Row L-R Denny Ladd, Craig Sakemiller, Bruce Rasor, Gary Bolyard, Bill Boroff, John Gudakunst, Gerry Rieman, GM Shorty Kreinbrink, Batboy Roger Salisbury.
Standing L-R Dan Kern, Gene Hoffman, John Geckle, Gordie Ridenour, Dave Ruhe, Coach Gene Stechschulte, Larry Brown, Bob Gerdeman, Steve Turnwald, Jim Vanhousen.
1970 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R Greg Lawrence, Mike Stall, Larry Runneals, Dale Bruskotter, Kevin Dickey, Batboy Randy Roof.
2nd Row L-R Bruce Homier, Maury Tatlow, willie Cox, Randy Swary, Gary Leatherman, Jeff Lammers, roger Kruse.
3rd Row L-R GM Shorty Kreinbrink, Dave Bruskotter, Bob Bruno, Dan Vennekotter, Jerry Schroeder, Coach Don Weis, Not picured: Jim Inninger.
1974 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R Nick George, Al Swary, Ed Moreno, Phil Strayer, Mick Meyer, Randy Vennekotter, GM Shorty Kreinbrink.
2nd Row L-R Mark Selhorst, Stan Myers, Gary Lammers, John Plescher, Gary Bridenbaugh, Rick Miller, Ken McGlone.
3rd Row L-R Coach Ron Kruse, Phil Swary, Roger Salisbury, Ken Roethlisberger, Mike Martin, Greg Gerdeman, Gary Gerdeman.
1980 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R Batboy Steve Kersh, Denny Vennekotter, John Lammers, Dave Selhorst, Gary Kreinbrink, Tom Weber, Brad Schroeder GM Shorty Kreinbrink.
2nd Row L-R Coach Don Rump, Mark Recker, Doug Meyer, Ron Schmeidebusch, Tim Kaufman, Dave Schimmoeller, Scott Extine, Denny Hardy, Coach Willie Selhorst, Not pictured: Griffith and Bell.
1983 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R Andy Altenburger, Brad Alt, Rob Cox, Larry McCullough, Rob Weber, Joe Gerdeman, Batboy Gene Stechschulte.
2nd Row L-R Mike Korte, Mike Martz, Mark Stechschulte, Todd Schimmoeller, Todd Hoffman, Don Halker, Jeff Vennekotter.
3rd Row L-R Coach Gene Stechschulte, Jeff Hermiller, Jay Meyer, Ron Ruhe, Doug Lammers, Phil Ruhe, GM Shorty Kreinbrink.
1986 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R Ben Mulholland, Bruce Basinger, Brian Bridges, Scott Cooper, Keith Schimmoeller, Dennis Kleman, GM Shorty Kreinbrink.
2nd Row L-R Mike Gerding, Steve Mulholland, Al Burgei, Dean Coressel, Dean Von Sossan, Dale Schimmoeller, Coach Jerry Schomaeker.
3rd Row L-R Jon Laudick, Tony Recker, Terry Morman, Troy Slattman, Keith Wischmeyer, Brian Schomaeker, Asst Coach Gary Compton.
1989 District Champs - Ottawa Legion Baseball
1st Row L-R GM Shorty Kreinbrink, Nick Felkey, Neil Egnor, Chad Brinkman, Lee Flores, Brett Hastings, Travis Rasor.
2nd Row L-R Todd Benroth, Russ Wenzinger, Tony Ambroza, Eric Dunn, Jack Fuka, Coach Jerry Schomaeker.
3rd Row L-R Rob Gross, Gordy Doyle, Jerry Rassman, Al Gerding, Randy Buss, Ken Horstman.
2000 Shoeless Joe Jackson Tournament Division Champs - Dyersville IA
2004 Shoeless Joe Champs -- Evansville, IN