The Hall of Fame has another member…not the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, since no major leaguers will be inducted this year…but the Sheboygan A’s Hall of Fame, which inducted its 25th member Saturday night.
On a perfect night for baseball Sheboygan A’s outfielder Jason Bischoff who for 8 seasons wore number 27, became number 1 as he became the latest member of the A’s Hall of Fame. His induction into immortality came between games of a double-header Saturday evening (6/16/17) at Wildwood Park in Sheboygan.
Bischoff who played eight seasons for the A’s was said to be an integal part of their two Championships (1997& 2000) both with his bat, and his glove. He was the club’s most valuable player in 2002, when he hit .340 with 17 home runs (one shy of the team record), 14 doubles and 143 total bases.
During his career in Sheboygan he appeared in 415 games, and ranks in the top 10 in just about every offensive category. Having his best years during his last two (2001, 2002) when he batted .343 and .340 respectively, while accumulating 36 doubles and 30 “round trippers” over that span as well.
Bischoff was not only a beast at the plate, he was an assist “machine” defensively, compiled 58 outfield assists, as well as being the front end of 16 double plays.
Bischoff was elected to the all-Wisconsin State League team three times during his career.
Congratulations Jason…and Welcome to the Hall.