Item:1957 Midwestern League Dubuque Packers
LJTP No.:100.095
Medium:Kodak Photograph
Creator:Link Studio
Place:Dubuque, Iowa
Period:20th Century; Part 2 1951 – 1999
Keywords:Dubuque Packers, Midwestern League, Alan Brice, J.C. Martin, Gary Peters, George Noga
Citation:Photograph.  1957 Midwestern League Dubuque Packers.  1957. Library of John T. Pregler, Dubuque. (Source: Library of John T. Pregler)
Remarks:Gary Peters and J.C. Martin arrived in Dubuque for their second year of professional baseball in 1957.  Peters went on to win 1963 AL Rookie of the Year, was a 2x All-Star and 2x ERA Title winner. J.C. Martin spent most of his career with the Chicago White Sox with a two-year stop in New York to split catching duties with Jerry Grote. In 1969, Martin won a World Series catching Gary Gentry, Jerry Koosman, Nolan Ryan, Tug McGraw, and Tom Seaver with the Amazin’ Mets.  Martin’s fellow Mets’ teammate Tommy Agee, a 2x All-Star and 2x Gold Glove winner and 1966 Rookie of the Year was on the 1961 Dubuque Packers with 4x All-Star Tommy John – both men’s first year in professional baseball.