Tim Moyer, who has been around the Sheboygan A’s since he was about 6 years old, is the new manager of the baseball team.
Moyer was the bench coach for manager Derek Loomans, but he resigned after the season because he accepted a teaching job in Fond du Lac. Loomans will continue to pitch for the A’s when he is available, however.
“I’m looking forward to managing this year,” Moyer said. “I’ve been around the A’s as long as I can remember. I started when I was little at Legion Park hanging the scores on the scoreboard for each inning, then graduated to batboy, then score marker, and then announcer followed by statistics and ultimately playing for several years.
“I honestly cannot remember a time in my life without the A’s.”
Moyer played four years at Sheboygan South, four with the Legion team, four with the Marquette University Club team, three in the Milwaukee Langsdorf League and 10 with the A’s.
In addition to working under Loomans, Moyer served as an assistant coach at South for six seasons, was a Diamonds coach and board member for six years, assistant coach at North for seven years and was the Sheboygan Legion baseball secretary/board member for seven years.
“Other than being around family, there is nothing quite like being in the dugout with a great group of guys,” he said. “We’ve had not only good baseball players and good athletes, but good people in recent years. I hope I can help continue that. It is truly fun to see the players grow up over the course of the season and become a family. I’m looking forward to an exciting summer for the team and the fans.
Sheboygan’s first game is May 27 against Manitowoc in an exhibition game.
Loomans posted a 161-108-2 record in his five years as the A’s skipper, and only three A’s managers have won more games.
He was 88-57 in the Wisconsin State League with three second-place finishes, and 56-34 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League with a total of five second- or third-place finishes.
His club also won the 2018 West Bend Amateur Baseball Classic tournament.
“I thought Derek did a great job,” Moyer said, “especially emphasizing to the new players that they are role models to our younger fans. It is truly fun to see the players grow up over the course of the season once they see how important they are to the young kids and families that come to watch them play. I’ve always felt the Sheboygan A’s are a family and not just an organization. That family includes the players, the workers and the fans. I thought Derek did a great job building that association.”