A’s Get Into 2011 Mode

February 20, 2011

The club is preparing to launch its 49th baseball season but before a baseball is thrown, several events will have already been added to the list or credits.

Wisconsin State League

In recent years, baseball has become only one of many things the members of the Sheboygan Athletic Club produce, direct and star in.

The club is preparing to launch its 49th baseball season but before a baseball is thrown, several events will have already been added to the list or credits.

The “season” begins on Friday night, Feb. 25, when the club brings in its third annual winter show, this year featuring The Tempters, a group from Milwaukee that will revive the nostalgia of the rhythm and blues and Motown sounds of the 1960s. The Tempters will be performing tributes to the Temptations and other choreographed performing groups of the era.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts. Reserved tickets, available at the Weill Center, are $25. Once again the Scott and Denny act will open the show.

The second event of the winter is a motor coach excursion to the Milwaukee Admirals game on Friday night, March 25. The Admirals play Chicago that night. Cost is $40 per person. Reservations can be made by sending the names of those attending and a check payable to The Sheboygan Athletic Club to the club at P.O. Box 32, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0032. Deadline to make reservations is March 18.

The third project is the completion of Phase 1 of the renovation project at Wildwood Baseball Park. The club is hoping the weather will cooperate so that the dugouts, grading and sod work can be completed by the March 31 start of the high school season.

The club is expecting to complete its schedule this week and is working on filling out the 2011 roster as player commitments are now coming in.

A’s notes:
Opening day is Friday night, May 27. The Plymouth Flames will invade for an exhibition game. Season ticket orders are now being taken at the club address. Cost for season tickets is $50 for box seats, $40 for grandstand and $30 for general admission.

Both the Wisconsin State League and the Northeastern Wisconsin League will play their all-star games at Kenosha’s Simmons Field this year. WSL will play the Chicago Suburban League on Wednesday July 6 and the NEW will play the Southeastern Wisconsin Langsdorf League stars on July 8.

In conjunction with its 20th year of baseball, UW-Milwaukee is accepting votes from fans for its all-time team. Among the candidates for the all-time team are 10 players who played with the Sheboygan A’s. They are Michael Casper, Geoff Lefeber, Ross McCoy, Joe Nowicki, Tim Patzman, Charlie Reschke, Aaron Sorenson, Ben Stanczyk, John Vandenberg and, Shawn Wozniak. Fans can vote at the UW-Milwaukee baseball website. Reschke and Sorenson are from Sheboygan;Casper and Lefeber from New Holstein.

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