Sports

Baumgart set for hall of fame induction

by Dave Boehler
Beacon Sports Editor

Sheboygan’s Rick Baumgart will be inducted into the Sheboygan County Baseball Association’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Plymouth’s Rick Meyer will also be inducted during a banquet that begins at 5:30 p.m. at Town and Country Golf Club in Sheboygan.

The cost is $19.

Baumgart attended North High School.

He played four years on the summer legion team and made the all-star team the final three seasons.

In 1972, he was a freshman who started at Steven Point and then received Rookie of the Year award for the Sheboygan A’s that summer.

Baumgart continued to play with the A’s for 17 years and was elected to their Hall of Fame as well.

His name shows up in the A’s record book in 10 different offensive and defensive categories.

Baumgart hit .272 in 1,850 plate appearances and his best year was 1974 when he hit .349.

Baumgart also played racket ball and competed in 10-15 tournaments every winter.

Meyer helped Plymouth win its only state baseball title, in 1982.

He played at Clemson shortly before transferring to Lakeland.

He was inducted into Lakeland’s Hall of Fame in 2005 and also helped create the Plymouth Flames, which he is still a part of.

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