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Prior to enrolling at Eastern this past January, attended Endicott College for three semesters... was a member of the baseball program… participated in both fall seasons at Endicott but was injured in the spring... did not use a season of eligibility and was awarded a medical red-shirt due to Tommy John surgery…

COACH HOLOWATY: "Joe is a catcher who is fighting for a spot. He is improving after elbow surgery last year. I think we will see improvement as the season goes on. Another hard worker and it will be interesting to see how his growth takes place."

HIGH SCHOOL: Participated in baseball, basketball, track, and football at Masuk High School… in baseball, a three year starter who was named all-division as a junior and senior… as a senior captain, earned all-state honors and named team offensive MVP… helped his team finish with a record of 24-3 and lead his team to a conference title… OTHER: Participated in American Legion baseball in 2006 and helped the team win a zone championship… was an assistant coach for the Connecticut Xplosion 16 and under travel baseball team in the summer of 2007…


PERSONAL: born Joseph R. Klein February 23, 1988 (20)… parents: Mary and Roy… major: History and Education… career plans: teaching… residence: Monroe, CT…

Career Statistics Thru 2008


Favorite aspect of Eastern: Baseball program

Favorite subject: History

Your personal goal for the season: Win a National Championship

Favorite aspect of your sport: Getting a hit or making a play

Favorite sport to play other than your own: Basketball

Pre-game ritual: Stretch/warmup the same

What is your nickname?: Kleiner or Jo Jo

Your most overused phrase:  "That a way "

Biggest rival: Keene State

Most visited web site:

Your favorite music artist: Tom Petty

Dream job: Pro baseball player

Favorite movie quote:"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing"

The best concert ever attended?: Lynyrf Skynyrd

Most played song on Itunes?: "Learning to Fly"

Last movie you’ve seen: The Big Lebowski

Favorite actor/actress: John Goodman

Favorite professional team: Yankees

Most despised professional athlete: Tom Brady

Favorite sport to watch on TV: Football

In 10 years, I could see myself: With a family and a good career

In 10 years, I hope that I am not: Unemployed and living with my parents

If you won lotto, what would you do with the money?: Pay back my family for what they have done for me and live comfortably

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?Greece


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