CLINTON, IA (Dec. 15, 2016) - The Clinton LumberKings are excited to announce Joe Bohringer as the guest speaker for this year's Hot Stove Banquet on January 30th at Eagle Point Park Lodge. Bohringer, in his 27th year of professional baseball, serves as a Special Assistant to Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto.
Bohringer's life in baseball has included time with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, and Seattle Mariners. A graduate of MIT, Bohringer began his career in baseball on the business side of the game before moving into scouting and player development. In his many roles in pro baseball, Bohringer has served as a Scout, Regional Scout Supervisor, and Director of Pro Scouting before becoming a Special Assistant to Dipoto.
Bohringer was the Director of Pro Scouting for the Chicago Cubs from 2011-2015. During his time in Chicago, he worked to acquire players such as Addison Russel that became key components in this year's Cubs World Series run.
This is his second stint with the Mariners after having served as an area Scout Supervisor from 2002-2006.
While the temperatures have been low the baseball world has been heating up with plenty of moves that have affected former LumberKings. So far this winter, six former LumberKings have been involved in trades. One player, Kevin Gadea, was selected in this year's MLB Rule 5 Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Doors open at 6 PM with dinner beginning at 7 PM. Adults are $30 each, $35 at the door, while children under 12 are $15 each, $20 at the door. Everyone attending this year's banquet will receive a complimentary 2017 Clinton LumberKings calendar. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the LumberKings front office at Ashford University Field or by calling (563)-242-0727.
About the LumberKings
The LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, will be starting their 62nd season in Clinton and their 9th as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Since the club's inception in 1937, 267 former Clinton players have made it to the Major Leagues. The LumberKings play at historic Ashford University Field located off 6th Avenue at 537 Ballpark Drive. Ticket packages and advertising opportunities are available for the 2017 season by calling (563) 242-0727 or by visiting lumberkings.com.