A’s to induct Jason Bischoff to Hall of Fame
June 15, 2013
Jason Bischoff, a significant ingredient in the Sheboygan A's championship 1997 and 2000 seasons, is set to enter the local semi-pro baseball team's Hall of Fame Saturday night.
Jason Bischoff, a significant ingredient in the Sheboygan A’s championship 1997 and 2000 seasons, is set to enter the local semi-pro baseball team’s Hall of Fame Saturday night, the team announced on Thursday.
Bischoff will be the 25th player inducted since the team established the hall in 1993. An induction ceremony is planned between games of a Sheboygan A’s-Lombard Orioles doubleheader at Wildwood Baseball Park. The first game starts at 5 p.m.
“This is really great,” Bischoff, who played at Sheboygan South before joining the A’s in 1995, said in a statement released by the team. “First, it is a privilege to play with the A’s, the hometown team you followed as a kid, and then to get this honor is really something.”
He was the club’s most valuable player in 2002, when he hit .346 with 17 home runs, 14 doubles and 143 total bases, according to a team press release. Only Gene Mand, who hit 18 homers in 1985, has more home runs in a season.
Bischoff played in 415 games in his eight-year career, and ranks in the top 10 in nearly every offensive career category, including sixth in runs batted in, doubles, home runs and total bases, according to the A’s.
His best years were his last two, 2001 and 2002, the A’s said in the press release. He hit .343 and .340, with a combined total of 36 doubles and 30 home runs.
Also according to the team:
– In 2002, he led the A’s in games played, 66, a club record he shares with Randy Wilke. He led the team in plate appearances, 276; runs scored, 68; home runs, 17; total bases, 143; and slugging percentage (for the second straight year), .675.
– He also has 58 outfield assists, and he was part of 16 double plays.
– He was elected to the all-Wisconsin State League team three times.
After Saturday’s doubleheader, Sheboygan is scheduled to host another doubleheader against Lombard at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Orioles are the defending Wisconsin State Baseball League champs.
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