A’s getting ready for 50th anniversary celebration
Posted: July 19, 2012
For 50 seasons the Sheboygan A’s have represented our community on baseball diamonds throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.
Those 50 seasons will officially be commemorated this weekend.
The Sheboygan A’s 50th Anniversary Celebration kicks off at noon Saturday when a brat fry/tailgate party will be held in the picnic area at Wildwood Baseball Park. The Little Blues Machine will provide entertainment.
At 5 p.m. the A’s will take on the Lombard Orioles in a Wisconsin State League doubleheader. Between games, Clay Schwartz will be inducted as the 23rd member of the Sheboygan A’s Hall of Fame.
On Sunday, the club is extending an invitation to all former players to attend the doubleheader against the Genoa City Red Dogs. Players will be recognized between games. Since the club does not have contact information on all the former players, it is asking that the players help pass the word to each other.
In addition, former Recreation Department baseball umpires and supervisors will hold a reunion in the skybox Sunday, Trattoria Stefano will be holding an employee picnic in the pavilion and it is Labor Day with the Sheboygan County Labor Council distributing tickets to its members.
Following the Appleton game Wednesday night, the A’s host the Oshkosh Thursday in a 7:30 p.m. game that counts in the State League and the Northeastern Wisconsin League.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.