Whiting, Indiana



Oil City Stadium

Standard Diamonds Park
1700 119th Street
Whiting, Indiana
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Project Partners

Structurepoint Inc.


Gough Inc.


Turf Solutions LLC.


Powers and Sons Construction, Inc.


Midwestern Electric Inc.


RK Sports Seating Inc.

Whiting's Baseball History

The City of Whiting is rich in baseball history.  The following individuals have either played professional baseball or have achieved a significant baseball related accomplishment during their careers.

  1. Elliott Bajda
    Accomplishment: 2011 North-South State All-Star
    Team: Whiting High School

  2. Laurence Joseph Fritz (Zeb)
    NCAA College World Series Champion
    Arizona State University: 1969
    Years Played: 1969 -1975
    Teams: New York Mets - Philadelphia Phillies Organizations

  3. Joe Grdina
    Years Played: 1938-1940
    Teams: Cleveland Indians - NY Giants - Washington Senators Organizations

  4. Joe Gasper
    Years Played: 1939-1940
    Teams: Cleveland Indians Organization

  5. Joe Gulvas
    Years Played: 1949-1953
    Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers Organization

  6. Jim Homco
    Years Played: 1947
    Teams: Chicago White Sox Organization

  7. Gregory Joseph Jancich
    Years Played: 1958-1963
    Teams: Cincinnati Reds Organization

  8. Stanley J. Justak
    Years Played: 1939
    Teams: Cleveland Indians Organization

  9. Matt Kobli
    Accomplishment: 2006 North-South State All-Star
    (only known WHS player to accomplish the feat)
    Team: Whiting High School

  10. Steve Charles Kraly (Lefty)
    Years Played: 1953
    Teams: World Champion New York Yankees

  11. Andrew Loomis
    Years Played: 2008-Present
    Teams: Florida Marlins Organization

  12. Philip J. Mateja
    Years Played: 1953-1958
    Teams: Washington Senators - Chicago White Sox Organizations

  13. Richard W. McConnell (Rick)
    Years Played: 1971
    Teams: Chicago White Sox Organization

  14. John Anthony Mostil (Bananas)
    Years Played: 1918-1929
    Teams: Chicago White Sox Organization

  15. Alfred James Pilarcik
    Years Played: 1956-1961
    Teams: Kansas City - Baltimore - Chicago White Sox

  16. John Strabavy (Peanuts)
    Years Played: 1930
    Teams: Norton Jayhawks, NESL

  17. Stan Surdy
    Years Played: 1950
    Teams: Philadelphia Athletics Organization

  18. Andrew Thomas, Jr.
    Years Played: 1965
    Teams: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox Organization

  19. Andrew Thomas, Sr.
    Years Played: 1939
    Teams: Cleveland Indians Organization