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Stockton Ports mourn the loss of former pitcher John Stephen Criminger

April 7, 2021

The Stockton Ports are saddened to hear about the passing of former Ports pitcher John Stephen Criminger. Criminiger unexpectedly passed away on March 22, 2021 at the age of 51. The Ports send condolences to Criminger’s family and friends during this difficult time. Before entering the minor leagues, Criminger played

The Stockton Ports are saddened to hear about the passing of former Ports pitcher John Stephen Criminger. Criminiger unexpectedly passed away on March 22, 2021 at the age of 51. The Ports send condolences to Criminger’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Before entering the minor leagues, Criminger played for Lancaster High School, Newberry College and USC Aiken.

He then went on to play for the Milwaukee Brewers minor league organization for three seasons, where he played for the Stockton Ports in 1993. During his year with the Ports, Criminger appeared in 29 games with a 4.47 ERA across 58.1 innings.

For more information about John Stephen Criminger visit the following websites:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=crimin001joh

https://thompsonsfuneral.com/tribute/details/210302/John-Criminger/obituary.html#tribute-start