Erickson Returns to Manage Timber Rattlers

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | January 23, 2018 8:47 AM ET

GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Matt Erickson will return as the manager of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for the 2018 season. Erickson, a native of Appleton, is back for his eighth season as the manager for Milwaukee's Midwest League affiliate.

Erickson has led the Timber Rattlers to the postseason three times, including the 2012 Midwest League Championship. He is the longest-serving manager in the history of Appleton Professional Baseball.

Longest Serving Managers for Appleton Professional Baseball:

  • Matt Erickson: Eight seasons (2011-present)
  • Gordy Lund:      Five seasons (1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980)
  • Billy DeMars:    Three seasons (1963-1965)
  • Gary Thurman: Three seasons (2000-2002)
  • Eddie Dancisak: Two-and-a-half seasons (1940-1942)

The remainder of Wisconsin's coaching staff for the 2018 season has been named by the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitching Coach Steve Cline, Hitting Coach Hainley Statia, and Athletic Trainer Jeff Paxson return with Erickson. Strength & Conditioning Specialist Connor McCarthy joins the Timber Rattlers this season.

Erickson's Timber Rattlers will begin the 2018 season at Beloit on Thursday, April 5. Their home opener is Saturday, April 7 at 4:05pm against the Beloit Snappers.


Full season, partial season, and group ticket packages are currently available for the 2018 season. Tickets packages are available online, over the phone at (920) 733-4152 or (800) WI-TIMBER and in person. Groups of 20 or more may order tickets over the phone or in person. Individual game tickets for the 2018 season go on sale Saturday, March 10. The Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Box Office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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