W.S.L. Founding Member Passes Away
February 15, 2010
The winningest manager in Sheboygan A's history has passed away after a bout with cancer. Chuck is a member of both the Sheboygan A's and Wisconsin State Baseball League Halls of Fame.
The winningest manager in Sheboygan A’s history has passed away after a bout with cancer. Chuck Zeichert, a member of both the Sheboygan A’s and Wisconsin State Baseball League Halls of Fame, died Monday February 15 at the age of 80.
In addition to being one of the founding fathers of the A’s, Zeichert managed the team from 1970 through 1984, amassing 333 wins while at the helm. Zeichert was also a founding member of the Wisconsin State League.
Just last month, Zeichert was inducted into the Wisconsin State League Hall of Fame.
The Manitowoc Bandits, who also knew Chuck well, offered their condolences to the Sheboygan A’s and to Chuck’s family. In a statement on their website, they said:
“For those of us who knew Chuck, he will be missed. Chuck was always smiling when you met him, especially when he was announcing games in Sheboygan. His smirk let you know he knew darn well he didn’t pronounce some of our names right, but hey, the game was in Sheboygan and its called home field advantage. Now he announces for the Angels instead of the A’s.”
Visitation for Zeichert will be Thursday night from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the Lippert-Olson Funeral Home in Sheboygan; with the funeral set for Friday at Holy Name Church at 11 A.M.
Friday would’ve been Zeichert 81st birthday.
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