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Marc Gingerich

#5  Marc Gingerich

Position:  2B

Bats:  Poorly

Throws:  His helmet


Years with the Millers:  2005 - 2007

Baseball Background: Simley High School, Concordia College, Hopkins Berries, St. Paul Comets, St. Paul Outlaws, MPD Knights, Minnetonka Lakers   

Favorite Pro Team:  Minnesota Twins

Nicknames:  5-OH, Dan-O, Ponch, Newt

Favorite Fort Myers hang-out:  Pott's - for reason see above.

Marc was picked up by the Millers for the 2005 Roy Hobbs tournament as he was invited to play by his Minnetonka Lakers teammate John Tatley.  After seeing Marc play, manager Todd Cornelius determined that Tatley will no longer be allowed to recruit future players and will also be serving a two game suspension at the start of the 2006 tournament.

GM Scott Gatzke quickly took note of some unique qualities that Marc possessed and midway through the tournament named him the captain of the Dumb Asses.  This made Marc the youngest such captain in the history of the Millers.  Marc was grateful for the efforts of Jay Wright and Mike Staller who he named co-MVP's of the Dumb Asses.  Tim Lueder also gave a solid effort.  Marc was able to make a trade to get Todd Cornelius as he gave Gatzke a warm 12 pack of Schlitz for Corny.  Mike Eicher's application was denied but will be revisited for the 2006 tournament.

Before joining the Minnetonka Lakers prior to the 2005 season, Marc guided the MPD Knights to their winningest season in their five year history.  Under his tutelage the Knights won five games in 2004, more than doubling their wins from the previous four years combined.  The team folded shortly after Marc stepped down to join the Lakers.  Marc also played for several bad teams in the  old St. Paul league and the Riverview league.  In his only start for the Hopkins Berries in 1989 he held Rochester to 10 runs and five home runs in three innings.  Despite his efforts on this day his team was unable to scratch out enough runs for the victory and left him with a career 0-1 record with a 23.33 ERA in the Riverview League.

Marc played his college baseball at Concordia College in St. Paul, getting Rookie of the Year honors in 1988 and Most Improved Player and All-Conference Honorable Mention in 1989.  His college team advanced to the Small College World Series in 1989 and 1990 where he amassed a .500 batting average in four games.

Marc considers his biggest baseball accomplishment to be hitting as many home runs as the rest of the team combined in his rookie year with the Millers at the Roy Hobbs tournament.  He lists his hobbies as chasing bad guys and wasting time at the doughnut shop.