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Dane Kallevig helped his amateur team to a title with relief work; Played two seasons, made single-A

Dane Kallevig 1990 Watertown Indians card

Dane Kallevig's Cold Spring amateur team took home the 1986 Minnesota Class B state title in early September 1986, winning the championship on Kallevig's arm in relief, The St. Cloud Daily Times wrote.

Kallevig came on in the second inning after the starter ran into trouble, then went 7.1 innings, while giving up a single run on three hits, The Daily Times wrote.

"He did a super job," Huls told The Daily Times. "We expected him to do well, but he played above our expectations."

Kallevig went on from there to play in the pros. His pro career lasted two seasons. He made single-A.

Kallevig's pro career began in 1989, signed by the Indians as an undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State University. Kallevig's brother Greg Kallevig also played professionally.

At South Dakota State, Dane Kallevig picked up his fifth win of the 1987 campaign early that May with a five-inning win where he struck out five, The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader wrote.

"Today we got ahead before they did," Kallevig told The Argus-Leader

Kallevig started with the Indians in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He also got a game at single-A Kinston. Overall, he went 5-5, with a 2.12 ERA. His Kinston start, however, saw him go three innings and give up four earned runs.

Kallevig moved to short-season Watertown. He saw 15 outings, five starts. He went 2-4, with three saves and a 3.06 ERA. That season proved his last as a pro.

Dane Kallevig 1990 Watertown Indians card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,211
Made the Majors:1,380-32.8%
Never Made Majors:2,831-67.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:561
10+ Seasons in the Minors:345

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