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Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame names inductees

WAUSAU, WI – The Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2011 inductees in to the CWBHOF.  This year's inductees include:

  • Mike Jirschele (Clintonville)who spent 13 season in the minors leagues and is currently the  Manager of the Omaha Storm Chasers the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals;
  • Craig Scheffler (Wausau) former Wausau East baseball star who played collegiately  at U of WI- Milwaukee, drafted by the Dodgers and is currently an assistant baseball coach with Appalachian State University, Boone N.C.;  
  • Bill Helmuth (Merrill) former head Baseball Coach at Merrill HS (30 years)going to three State Tournaments , coach of the Merrill Post 46 American Legion team for 20 years and played collegiately for UW- Oshkosh for four seasons;
  • Pam Gardner (Houston, TX) DC Everest graduate who is President of Baseball operations for the Houston Astros and is listed as one of the top 20 Most Influential Women in sports.

 The 9th annual Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Wednesday, January 26th at Dale's Weston Lanes in Schofield.  Tickets for the ceremony are on sale now.  The night's festivities begin with a social hour at 5:30 PM and will include a silent auction, induction ceremonies, dinner and "hot stove" discussions.  The evening's sponsors are Midwest Professional Planners, LTD., Trig's, Midwest Communications, and WAOW-TV 9.

Headlining the induction ceremony on January 26th will be former Milwaukee Brewers and former Wisconsin Woodchucks Head Coach, Jim Gantner and former Brewers and current on air Fox Sports personality, Jerry Augustine.  They will be presenting an overview of the Milwaukee Brewers past and present.

 In addition to the Brewer overview, we are pleased to have Bill Farina the author of the baseball book The Baseball Writings of Eliot Asinof.  Eliot Asinof, as it turned out, played baseball in Wausau for the Wausau Timberjacks which was a Phillies minor league affiliate in 1941.  Asinof wrote the book about the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, Eight Men Out. The book was later made in to a popular and critically acclaimed movie starring John Cusack and D.B. Sweeney.  

Tickets for this special event are $30 per person. If you would like to reserve a table, or purchase individual tickets, please call Jeff Widmer at the Woodchucks' office at 715-845-5055, or visit us at the office located at 1110 East Wausau Avenue, 2nd floor.

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