Card: 1990 Target Dodgers 100 years #808
Nicholas Joseph Tremark (October 15, 1912 in Yonkers, New York – September 7, 2000 in Tomball, Texas) was a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1934 to 1936, when Casey Stengel was the Dodger's Manager.
At age 15, he played on an American Legion team that won the New York state championship. He was a star at Yonkers High School, in the Yonkers Baseball League, and at Manhattan College. Prior to his Major League debut, Tremark starred as an outfielder for the 1932 Paterson (NJ) Pros in historic Hinchliffe Stadium's first season. In the first baseball game at Hinchliffe Stadium (July 24, 1932, House of David @ Paterson Pros), Tremark was the first batter to represent a Paterson home team in the stadium's storied history. He was the Pros lead-off hitter and started in center field.
Despite being only 5-foot-5, the young outfielder was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1934 and made his major league debut on August 9 of that year. He had seven hits in 28 at-bats for a .250 average. He was mostly used as a pinch hitter while with the Dodgers.
Tremark was back with Allentown in 1936 and batted an exceptional .379, prompting his final return to the major leagues – eight games with the Dodgers before the season concluded. Tremark played for the Louisville Colonels of the American Association in 1937 and 1938, and was with the Wilkes-Barre Barons of the Eastern League in 1939 and 1940, his last season before retiring. In 132 games during the latter season, Tremark committed just one error.
He was in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and won fame as the player-manager of the Pensacola Naval Air Base Team which included the immortal Ted Williams and Bob Kennedy of the Chicago White Sox. Nick also played with the Sampson, New York Recruit Training Base and played and managed the team at the Norfolk Naval Training Base.
He later moved to Tomball, Texas and worked in the restaurant business and was a teacher. After retiring from teaching, Nick turned his attention to tennis where he won over 75 trophies. For two years, he was ranked No. 1 in the State of Texas in singles and doubles play in the 65 year and older division. Nick was elected to the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980, and the City of Yonkers Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.
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