(September 13th, 2021: Avon Ohio) The Lake Erie Crushers, who are presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, announced today that Manager Dan Rohn and Pitching Coach Greg Cadaret have retired from professional baseball.
“Dan Rohn and Greg Cadaret have a combined 80 years in professional baseball and can both look back at incredible careers”, stated Crushers Co-Owner Tom Kramig. “They have both competed at the highest levels as Players and helped thousands of young Players achieve their dreams as a Manager and Coach. We will miss seeing them at Mercy Health Stadium.”
Rohn started his professional baseball career when he was drafted in the fourth round of the 1977 Major League Draft by the Chicago Cubs out of Central Michigan University.
He made his Major League debut in 1983 and was part of the 1984 Chicago Cubs. He also spent time in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians in 1986.
Following his playing career, he took over as manager of the Minnesota Twins Rookie League team, and in 38 years as a minor-league Manager, he has managed more than 3,000 games. In his tenure, he captured five Manager of the Year awards and served as a Coach for the Seattle Mariners under Lou Piniella and for the San Francisco Giants under Bruce Bochy.
Greg Cadaret was drafted in the 11th round out of Grand Valley State in 1983. Starting in 1987 he spent over a decade as one of the most respected relievers and swingmen in Major League Baseball pitching for eight different big-league teams. He appeared in the 1988 World Series, as a member of the American League champion Oakland Athletics, allowing zero runs in three appearances. Over the course of his career, he appeared in more than 450 games, pitching 724 innings and striking out 539 hitters.
Since retiring as a player, he has been a studio analyst for the Oakland Athletics, coached and managed, including the Traverse City Beach Bums, formerly of the Frontier League.
The Crushers will begin a search for a new Manager and Coaching Staff immediately.
The Lake Erie Crushers are located in Avon, Ohio and play in the Frontier League an Official Partner League of Major League Baseball. For more information, you can contact the Crushers at 440-934-3636, visit our website at www.lakeeriecrushers.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Frontier League of Professional Baseball is an official Partner League of Major League Baseball and the largest of its kind in professional baseball. The Frontier League features 16 teams and has moved over 1,000 players to MLB Teams in its 29-year history. Please visit www.frontierleague.com.