The following is a list of every player that has been a part of Gibbon Baseball. If you know of any other players that are not on this list, please contact Wade Werner or leave a message in the Forum*.

We plan to slowly add biographies of various players. Pass on any information you would like to share. Thanks!

A

  • SHANE AHLBRECHT (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • ERWIN ANDERSON (1922 SLUGGERS - P)
  • HARRY ANDERSON (1918 GIBBON AUTOS - C)
  • F. ANTONSEN (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)
  • G. ANTONSEN (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)
  • K. ANTONSEN (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)
  • BRANDON ANTONSON (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • TYLER ANTONSON (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • LARRY ARNOLD
  • ERNIE AUFDERHEIDE
  • JIM AUFDERHEIDE
  • JOHN AUFDERHEIDE
     

B

  • MYRON BANDOW (1947 REDS) KOLTON BARKER (2012 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • TIM BELTZ (1970's - ORIOLES)
  • ART BENTZ (BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
  • JOSH BERG (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • CODY BERGER (2007 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • JASON BERGER (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • HARRY BERGER, JR. (1950's)HORST "JACK" BOETTCHER (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
  • BOETTCHER (1922 SLUGGERS - RF)
  • HORST BOETTCHER (1946 REDS) Born: June 25th, 1910 - Died: February 1975
  • JERRY BORTH (REDS) BROST (1910)
  • JIM BRUNNER
  • RICH BRUNNER
  • AARON BRUNS (2007 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • ALVIN BUERKLE (1947 REDS)
  • DARWIN BUERKLE (1950'S & 1960'S REDS)
  • JeRAY BUERKLE (1960'S)
  • WENDALL BUERKLE (1960'S REDS)
  • TANNER BUETTNER (2012 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • ALEX BUSCH (2010-PRESENT - C)
  • MARSHALL BUSHARD

C
  • CARL CARLSON (1910 AUTOS) - Used to be editor of Gibbon Gazzette.
  • DAVID CARLSON (OLD GIBBON BALL CLUB JACKET DONATION)
  • HERBERT "HOOPER" CARLSON (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)

D
  • LYLE DAHL (REDS)
  • EARL DANIELS (1947 REDS)
  • BRYAN DAVIS (REDS)
  • EVAN DAVIS (REDS)
  • LYLE UREN "JIMMY JOE" DICKMEYER (1956 REDS) A pitcher from Fairfax and was a also a catcher in Fairfax.
  • LES DICKMEYER (BOARD OF DIRECTOR)
  • JON DEROCK (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • WADE DOLLERSHELL (2009-PRESENT - 1B)
  • DELOYD (LLOYD) DREIER (19??)
  • HILARY DREIER (1946 REDS)
  • ROGER DUMMER (REDS)
  • DRYER (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)

E
  • JOHN ESSER (1947 REDS)
  • MIKE EVENSON (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)


F
  • FAULKNER FILLBRANDT (1894)
  • FITCHEN (1922 SLUGGERS - SS)
  • ARTHUR FORST (2009-PRESENT - UTILITY)
  • BRADY FORST (2009-PRESENT - OF)
  • JESSE FORSTNER (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • KENNY FORSTNER (1940'S) - Born: October 1st, 1928   Died: September 2nd, 2016

Kenneth Frank Forstner was born October 1, 1928 in New Ulm to Frank and Veronica (Boettger) Forstner; He was a 1945 graduate of New Ulm High School. Kenny served in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany . He was united in marriage to Donna Wech on June 9, 1956 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. After marriage they farmed in Bismarck Township, Sibley County until 1994. He then was employed at Richcraft in Winthrop for nine years when he retired. Kenny played baseball for New Ulm High School New Ulm Legion, Sigel, Searles and the Gibbon Reds where he later was instrumental in getting the baseball team started again in Gibbon. He also enjoyed bowling, hunting and golf in his younger years. He was a member of St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church and a past member of the Bismarck Township Board.

  • ELMER FREDRICHS (1946 REDS)
  • ELMER FRIEDRICHS (1947 REDS)
  • WALLY FRIEDRICHS (19??)
  • EDDIE FRIEDL 3B (1910 AUTOS)
  • JOE FRIEDL SS (1910 AUTOS)
  • JOSHEPH FRIEDL SS (1904 AUTOS)
  • ROLLAND "ROLLIE" FRUENDENTHAL (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY) 

    Freudenthal, Rolland E. age 93 of Edina. Reunited with his beloved wife, Florence; and dear son, John. Survived by daughters, Mary Jane (Bailey) Blethen and Karri (Eric) Hansen; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Freudenthal; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Rollie graduated from Gibbon High School in 1933, and from the Minneapolis Business College in 1934. He married Florence Olson in 1937. For 34 years he worked in marketing, sales promotion and training for Brown & Bigelow in St. Paul. As a young man, Rollie played semi-professional baseball in the Southern Minny League, and was flattered to be given a tryout by the St. Louis Cardinals. Rollie participated in a variety of athletic-related activities outside his employment. He was President of the Minneapolis Figure Skating Club and was one of the founders of Little League baseball in Edina. He was also the official statistician for the Minnesota Golden Gopher football team for over 40 years. As a result, in 1984, Athletic Director Paul Giel made him an honorary member of the Gopher "M" Club. He also served as official statistician for the Minnesota Vikings. His love of baseball led him to the Minnesota Twins Press Box as the play by play summary writer for the Associated Press. A loving family man, Rollie took great pride in his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. 

G
  • GARTRELL
  • DON GREWE (REDS)
  • DWAYNE GREWE (REDS)
  • NEIL GREWE (REDS)
  • WALLY GREWE (REDS)
  • KEN GROSSMAN (REDS)
  • M. GRUENHAGEN (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)
  • CARSON GUGGISBERG (2020 REDS)
  • FLOYD GUGGISBERG (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
  • WM. GUGISBERG (1904 AUTOS)
  • CORY GUTKNECHT (2007 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • PAUL F. GUTZKE (1914) WW I VETERAN

H

  • ALLAN HAGER (REDS)
  • DAVID HAGER (REDS)
  • F. HAGER (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)
  • HALVORSON (1922 SLUGGERS - LF)
  • TY HARKNESS (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • HEARDERBERG CF (1910)
  • E. HENSKE (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)
  • EARL HERMES (1947 REDS)
  • ART HOPP (BOARD DIRECTORS)
  • JIM HOPP
  • LARRY HOPP (1964 REDS)
  • TERRY HOPPE (REDS)
  • EDGAR HOPPENSTEDT (1920's)
  • NOLAN HUIRAS (2015 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • KENNETH HUNERBERG (1946 REDS)
  • WILLIAM HUNERBERG (1910 AUTOS)
I
  • GARY ISAKSON (REDS)
  • RICHARD L. ISAKSON
  • RICHARD R. ISAKSON
J
  • ERNEST (ERNIE) JAHNKE (1922 GIBBON SLUGGERS - P)
  • DAVE JUNGERS (1970'S)
K
  • RYAN KACHELMEIER (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • LAVERNE KENT (1947 REDS)
  • BRANDON KERLING (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • TERRY KERN (REDS)
  • KEUPE (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON - 2B)
  • CHARLES KIECKER (1947 REDS)
  • THOMAS KIECKER (1946 REDS)
  • TIM KIECKER (1947-1951 REDS - 3B)
  • H. KIEHN (1922 SLUGGERS - 1B)
  • JIM KIENLEN (REDS)
  • LEO KLEMENT (1948 MOLTKE AGGIES)
  • RYAN KLEMENT (2007 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • TOM 'KONO' KLEMENT (2005-2021 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST; SCOREBOARD OPERATOR)
    • In the series of life, Tom Klement may not have won a lot of games but it's probably safe to say he was batting 500. His skills may have been limited, but what he had he used to the very best of his ability and played with gusto. He was an avid sports fan, reading the sports section of the newspaper from cover to cover. He knew all the stats, and was usually good for an argument regarding any of them at any given time. Like his beloved MN sports teams, Tom had a fan base with a complicated "hate-love" relationship. You hated to love him but you did it anyway, sitting in the stands for every one of his games, shaking your head at the dumb plays and cheering on the good ones. The feeling he could give you was like that of a grand-slam in the bottom of the 7th. Exciting as it was, the game wasn't over so you still needed to be ready for anything. He always kept it interesting and, whatever happened, his goofy expressions made it all worthwhile as we were rolling our eyes or laughing or both. Win or lose, playing hard and having fun was all that really mattered in the end. It was his love of the game that made him infectious. He was one of a kind, a special friend; and if he called you "friend", you can bet you were special too.
       
      On January 15, 2022 Tom played his final game of the series and won his wings. Our MVP, our lead-off man, our little buddy Tom, Kono, Klem, is now our Angel in the outfield. He was and always will be loved by many. He will be missed. We just hope he knew that.
      Here's to you, Tom, in that big stadium in the sky. Keep an eye on us and help us add a few more on the scoreboard once in a while, OK?
  • BILL KLUKAS - FARMER NEAR WASECA (ARMY)
  • HENRY KLUKAS - ARMY (DIED SHORTLY AFTER)
  • RUDOLPH E. KLUKAS - GIBBON ELEVATOR OWNER & MNGR
  • WILFRED KLUKAS - WORKED WITH RUDOLPH
  • G. KOBER
  • JACOB KROPIFKO (2017 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • RON KRUGGEL (1960'S)
L
  • HOWARD LAUWAGIE (1970'S)
  • ED (BEANIE) LENTZ (REDS)
  • BUTCH LIESTMAN (REDS)
  • KEVIN LINDSTRAND (1970'S ORIOLES)
  • CODY LOVERUDE (REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • TREVOR LOVERUDE (REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)

M
  • DAVE MAIN (REDS)
  • KYLE MAUER (2011 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST) - Released from Fairfax to join Reds in 2011.
  • WILLIAM "MAC" MCGOWAN (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
  • BILLY MELIUS (2017 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • DANA MELIUS (1970'S ORIOLES)
  • LOUIS "PUD" MELIUS (1946 REDS) VETERAN
  • NATHAN MEYER (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • JIM MICKIE (19??)
  • TOM MICKIE (19??)
  • FRANKLIN "TAFT" MICKELSON (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY) MILLER (1914)
  • GEORGE MOLINE (1910 AUTOS) MORRISON (1914)
  • GLEN MUFFLEMAN (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
  • WILLIAM MUEFFELMAN (1910 AUTOS)
N
  • CODY NACHREINER (REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • MELVIN NEYERS (REDS)
  • A. NICHOLS (1904 AUTOS)
  • "SPIKE" NICHOLS (1904 AUTOS)
  • HARRY JOHN NIEBUHR (REDS)
  • DAVE NEIMAN (1963 DRAFTEE FROM SPRINGFIELD) Dave was on the State Tournament team.
  • KEN NOLTE (REDS)
O
  • JOHN OHLAMAN (REDS)
  • DARRYL OLSON (1947 REDS)
  • EDWARD H. OLSON (1922 SLUGGERS - C) WW I VETERAN
  • GEORGE OLSON (1950's)J. OLSON (1922 SLUGGERS - LF)
  • LUKE OLSON (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • MICK O'NEIL (REDS)
  • OTOO OSWALD (1922 SLUGGERS - 2B) - WW I VETERAN
P
  • FRED (FRITZ) PANNING (REDS)
  • RYAN PANNING (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • BRIAN PAUTZ (REDS)
  • HARRY PAUTZ (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
  • HARRY PAUTZ (1946 REDS)
  • HARRY PAUTZ (1947 REDS)
  • PIOTTER (1922 SLUGGERS - SS)
  • ROBERT PLESS (1904 AUTOS)
  • D. PLOOF (1904 AUTOS)
  • PHILLIP PLOOF (1904 AUTOS) EDDIE POLASKY (1930's)
  • WALLY POLASKY (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
Q
  • G. QUANDT (1922 MOLTKE-GRAFTON)
R
  • DAVE RADTKE (2006 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST - IF/OF)
  • TIM REDING (REDS)
  • JERRY REITTER (REDS)
  • WAYNE REYO (BATBOY)
  • FRED ROUFS (19??)
  • JAKE "SHARKY" RUBISCHKO (2005 REDS - P)
S
  • R. SAUTER (1922 SLUGGERS - 2B) - He may have once owned a tavern in Gibbon and was sent to the federal prison, Leavenworth, for selling liquor during prohibition. 
  • A. SAUTER (1922 SLUGGERS - 3B) - Many folks refferred to him as 'Smokey'.  He married a Catholic and it was a controversial issue.  Folks made jokes about where they were going to bury him... the Catholic or Lutheran Cemetary. 
  • BILL SCHLUETER (1965-72 REDS PLAYER & BATBOY)
  • DAVE SCHLUETER (1970'S)
  • ELTON "BUD" SCHLUETER (BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ANNOUNCER)

Elton “Bud” Schlueter, 88, of Gibbon died Friday, October 19, 2007 at his home in Gibbon. Elton Delmont Schlueter was born on September 2, 1919 to Louis A. and Amanda (Muchow) Schlueter in Winthrop. He attended school in Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1937. He then attended Purdue University and the University of Minnesota. In 1942 he joined the U.S. Marines where he served until 1946. On November 26, 1946 he was united in marriage to Harriet Jackie Halvorson in Winthrop. He worked for Midland Co-op for 22 years and then the U.S. Post office for 25 years where he was the Post Master. He retired in 1986. Bud was active in the Gibbon Baseball Association, Legion Baseball, served as a Civil Defense Director, volunteer driver of Sibley County for Welfare and Trailblaze Transit. He was a member of the Gibbon-Winthrop Legion, Fairfax VFW, NAPUS, Knights of Columbus in Fairfax and the Lions Club in Gibbon.

  • STEVE SCHLUETER (1965-67 REDS)
  • NICHOLAS SCHROER (2011 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST) - Very likely the youngest player to ever sign with the Reds at the age of 14.
  • ROBERT SCHROEDER (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
  • ROBERT SCHROEDER (1946 REDS) DREW SCHWARZROCK (2013 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • DEVON SCHWARZROCK (2017 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • DREW SCHWARZROCK (2015 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • ETHAN SCHWARZROCK (2018 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • MARK SCHWARZROCK (2006 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • MYRON SCHWARZROCK (REDS)
  • ZACHARY SCHWARZROCK (2021 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • F. SCHWECKE (19??)
  • JUSTIN SCHWECKE (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • N. SCHWECKE (19??)
  • ZACH SCHWECKE (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • DON SEESZ ( (19?? REDS) FRED SELTZ (1904 AUTOS)
  • RONALD SIEMERS (1947 REDS)
  • CLAUS SIEH (BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
  • HAROLD "SOLLIE" SOLMANSON (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY)
  • JON SPAUDE (19??)
  • STEVE SPRIETER (DRAFTEE HECTOR)
  • STADLKEN (19??)
  • STADTHERR (1922 SLUGGERS)
  • BART STADTHERR (1947 REDS)
  • ED STADTHERR (1910 AUTOS)
  • GARY STADTHERR (19??)
  • JIM STADTHERR (19??)
  • PAT STADTHERR (19??)
  • TONY STADTHERR (1910 AUTOS) - Attended medical school in St. Louis.
  • TONY STADTHERR (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • VINCENT "SUSIE" STADTHERRR (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY) Born: January 22nd, 1913 - Died: March 30th, 2002 

Vincent graduated from Gibbon High School and attended the University of Minnesota. He played on Midwest amateur baseball league teams as outfielder and maintained a lifelong interest in sports. On June 6, 1914, he joined the Army and was an officer in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. On March 29, 1948, he married Bernice Kelly in DeGraff, Minn., and they moved to Austin in 1948. Mr. Stadtherr was a meat inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars. An avid gardener, he was a flower hybridizer and exhibitor with a particular interest in gladiolus, and for many years exhibited prize-winning gladioli at local, state and regional flower shows.

  • VINCE STADTHERR (1947 REDS)
  • ALEX "IRON MAN" STARK (REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • FREDERICK STARK (1950's)

T
  • EDGAR TAGET
  • LAUREN TEMPLIN (1950'S)
  • BRAD TURTLE (197?)
U
  • ED. UCHANSKI (1946 REDS - P)
  • JACOB UNGER (2013-2017 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST) 
V
  • SAM VAN HON (200?-PRESENT - IF/P)
  • DENNY VOLEZ (1960'S)
W
  • TY WACKER (DRAFTEE STEWART)
  • A. WALTER (1914) 
  • EARL WALTER (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY) 
  • HENRY R. WALTER (1914) WW I VETERAN
  • S.A. WALTER (1904 AUTOS) 
  • JOSHUA WASMUND (2022 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST - 1B)
  • ANTHONY WEBER (2011 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • ZACHARY WEBER (2017 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • JEROME WEBSTER (1946 REDS)
  • JOHN (BUDDY) WELLER (19??)
  • HAROLD WENDORFF (1940's & 50's)
  • JOHN WENDORFF (1904 AUTOS) 
  • TANNER WENINGER (2013 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • JAROD WERNER (2018 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • LINCOLN WERNER (2022 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • WADE WERNER (2005 REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
  • RICH WICKMAN (REDS)
  • STAN WILFAHRT (19??)
  • GARY WILSON (19??)
  • BOB WISE (1970'S)
  • JEFF WISE (1970'S)
  • DALE WITT (REDS) 
  • MELVIN "MEL" WOLTER (1930'S REDS WESTERN MINNY - One of the greatest Gibbon pitcher's of all time.   
  • JON WYLIE (1970'S)
  • JOE WYLIE (1970'S)
  • WILL WYLIE (1970'S - MNGR.)

X


Y

  • JIM YOUNGBLOOM (19??)
  • LUCAS YOUNGBLOOM (200? REDS - TOMAHAWK EAST)
Z

UNKOWN
  • MASCOT "PEEP" (1904 AUTOS)


Gibbon-Winthrop Orioles (1970's Conjoined Team)
Dan O'Brien*
Dana Melius CF-RF-SS-P-C Tim Beltz P-1B-RF Jon Spaude 2B-SS 28 Jeff Wise LF-RF-SS-2B-P JC Chrest 1B-3B-LF-2B Steve Shult P-3B-LF Joe Wylie LF-3B-P Kevin Lindstrand 1B-CF-RF-LF Bill Lund P-1B
Jim Aufderheide RF-1B-3B
Bob Wise 3B-SS-2B-LF
Don Gieseke SS-2B
Jim Youngblom C
Jon Wylie CF-2B-LF
Dave Jungers LF-CF-RF Don Youngblom 3B
Greg Odegard* C
Fred Bloedow* (did not play)

PITCHERS
Tim Beltz
Dana Melius
Steve Shult
Joe Wylie
Jeff Wise
Bill Lund
Dan O'Brien*

1975: Dave Bruns, Jim Rath, Mike Totman, Brad Turtle
1976: Brian Brigger, Randy Gustafson, Ken Hagg, Tom Melius
1977: Fred Bloedow (draftee), JC Chrest, Don Gieseke, Bill Lund, Dan "Duke" O'Brien (draftee), Greg Odegaard (draftee), Steve Shult, Don Youngblom
1978: Mike Jungers, Denny Lindstrand
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Josh Wasmund

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