Duane Rossman

Duane Rossman, born on March 1, 1943 in Aberdeen, S.D. and a 1961 graduate of Clover Park High School, enjoyed an outstanding amateur and professional baseball career.

Rossman played second base at Clover Park High, hitting .470 during a senior year in which he was MVP of the West Central District All-Star game. He had three hits and a stolen base in the all-state game. At Washington State, Rossman played two years at second base and two more seasons at shortstop, all as a starter. He earned "Cougar of the Week" honors  and an "Award of Merit" for outstanding achievement in baseball in 1963-64. As a senior, Rossman helped the Cougars place third in the 1965 College World Series.

Drafted by the Chicago Cubs, Rossman earned National Association all-star honors in 1965 while playing for the Cubs' minor league team in Caldwell, Idaho. He also played for Lodi of the California League and Dallas/Ft. Worth of the Texas League.