Sheboygan A's Baseball

Packers’ radio announcer Wayne Larrivee here Wednesday

Posted: June 12, 2012

A grueling road trip that saw the Sheboygan A’s play seven games in nine days ended in Racine Tuesday night and the Sheboygan A’s are finally home.

They take on the Menasha Macs Wednesday night in a 7:30 p.m. Northeastern Wisconsin League game.

And the game is at the top of the list of “special nights” at the ball park.

It is “Wayne Larrivee ‘And There Is Your Dagger’ Night.”

Larrivee has been the voice of the Green Bay Packers since the 1999 season. Before that he called Chicago Bears Chicago Bulls and Chicago Cubs games, and before that the Kansas City Chiefs.

He received five Emmys for his work on Bulls broadcasts and is well known for his work on ESPN and RAYCOM NCAA and basketball and regional Big Ten football and basketball broadcasts.

Larrivee first used the “And there is your Dagger!” in 2001 when Brett Favre completed a touchdown pass to Bubba Franks. Ever since, it has identified the victory-clinching play for the Packers.

Tim DuFour of DuFour Advertising presented Larivee with the idea of marketing “And There Is Your Dagger” clothing. A line of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, hoodies and stadium blankets sprang up and has been tagged DaggerWear.

DaggerWear will be available for purchase at the park and Larrivee will be on hand to meet Packer fans. A portion of the proceeds goes to Make A Wish Foundation.

While all that is going on the A’s will be trying to win a ball game. Manager Kyle Trewyn has tabbed Ben Stanczyk as his starter. Stanczyk is 1-1 with a 0.90 earned run average. He was the winning pitcher in the A’s 3-0 win over Menasha earlier, and the loser in the 1-0 loss at Kenosha to the Kings.

Going into Tuesday’s game at Racine, Taylor Schwarz was the club’s leading hitter at .407. Harry Steldt is at an even .400. Drew Pearson is at .364, Matt Bromley .353 and Trevor Theissen at .333.

The A’s round out the week with a game at Genoa City Thursday and a home game against Burlington Friday. Friday is Think Pink Strike Out Cancer Night.

The Sheboygan A's are members of the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League. The A's have helped develop more than 43 players that have reached professional baseball, including 2002 World Series Champion Jarrod Washburn (Anaheim Angels). All Sheboygan A's home games are played at Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan. Connect with the A's on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.