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.
The Stockton Ports are saddened to hear about the passing of former manager Joe Altobelli. Altobelli, also known as “Mr. Baseball”, managed the 1968 Ports’ team, alongside Don Baylor and Bobby Grich. Altobelli passed away on March 3, 2021 of natural causes at the age of 88.
The Stockton Ports are saddened to acknowledge the passing of former player Ben Hines, a member of the 1961 Stockton Ports team. Hines passed away on January 13th at the age of 85. Hines played two seasons in the minor leagues including the 1961 campaign with the Ports. He held a .211 batting average with 5 home runs over 140 total games played in the minor leagues.
The Stockton Ports have learned recently that former Stockton Ports pitcher Don Roth, has passed away. The Ports send condolences to Don’s family during this time. Roth died on December 7th at the age of 75. Roth was a pitcher on the 1968 and 1969 Ports teams. Over the two years, he pitched in 6 total games with a 4.50 ERA across 12 total innings.
Former Stockton Ports Manager Billy DeMars passed away on Thursday December 10th at the age of 95. DeMars managed the Ports during the 1959 and 1960 seasons. The Ports finished with a 76-63 record in 1959 and 66-74 during the 1960 campaign.
The Stockton Ports are saddened by the passing of former pitcher Bill Rogers. Bill was born in York, Maine on December 11, 1944, and was a son of John and Florence (MacInnis) Downing and grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Bill graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1963 and later attended Keene (NH) State College. He served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves for six years. Bill was married to Anne (Kenney), who he had met at Keene State College in 1966 and enjoyed 33 years until her death on February 14, 1999.
The Stockton Ports are sad to learn about the passing of former Stockton Ports pitcher Charles Moulden. Charles was a starting pitcher on the 1965 and 1966 Stockton Ports team, totaling 21 wins across his two years on the mound.
The Stockton Ports organization is sad to acknowledge to the passing of former player Jerry Haines at the age of 92. Haines was born in nearby Oakland, CA, but grew up and attended school in Stockton.
The Stockton Ports are saddened to acknowledge the passing of former pitcher Steve Dalkowski at the age of 80 in his hometown of New Britain, Connecticut. Dalkowski pitched for the Ports in two separate seasons in 1960 and 1964 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization.