Sheboygan A’s General Manager Denny Moyer was honored last week by the United Way of Sheboygan County with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the A’s over the last 50+ years.
The award was presented during the Spirit of Sheboygan Volunteer Awards at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan.
When asked what motivates him to give back through volunteering, Moyer says it’s a simple matter of payback.
“When I was a kid all I wanted to do was play baseball. And there was always somebody there giving me an opportunity. Al Willers, Gottlieb Pfister, Bob Griffith, La Mont Meerdink, Snipe Van Veghel, Al Wegner and Chuck Zeichert to name a few. I was always grateful for that and I just feel that the best way to repay them is to do what I can to see that the young players who really want to play continue to have the opportunity. Sounds simple, but if I can create for them just a few of the friendships and a few of the memories that I have shared through baseball, teach them a few of the lessons I have learned, my effort will have been rewarded,” Moyer said.
Moyer has been with the club since its inception in 1962 and has held the position of GM ever since and has had dozens of honors bestowed upon him over the years.
“It would be phony humility not to admit that I felt honored to have been selected, but just as honestly I can say that it was great to see our club gain some recognition. We have done so much.”
Moyer lists two key items that he is the most proud of: Creating the Sheboygan Athletic Club and helping sustain it through the years, and being part of the creation of the Wisconsin State League.
“But probably the most gratifying this is all the friendships I have gained through baseball,” Moyer said.
The Sheboygan A's are members of the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League. The A's have helped develop more than 41 players that have reached professional baseball, including 2002 World Series Champion Jarrod Washburn (Anaheim Angels). All Sheboygan A's home games are played at Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan. Connect with the A's on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.