Linfield Wildcats

Fred Herrmann

Athlete 1958 - 1961

Fred Herrmann Fred Herrmann, from the Class of 1961, translated his love for the game of baseball into a career that has lasted him a lifetime.

He was an All-America pitcher who helped Linfield to three Northwest Conference baseball championships. Herrmann lettered from 1958-61, earning NAIA All-America honors his senior season for Hall of Fame coach Roy Helser.

Herrmann was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1961 and pitched for the Class AAA Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League that season. His six-year career also included stints with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League, the Tulsa Oilers of the Texas League, and the El Paso Sun Kings.

After retiring as a player, Herrmann began his career in education, serving as baseball coach for three years and as athletic director at Eagle Point (Ore.) High for 11 years. In 1976, he was named Oregon Athletic Director of the Year.

In 1982, Herrmann accepted an appointment as general manager of the Medford Athletics of the Class A Northwest League. In 1985, Herrmann became owner of the club, and today remains owner for the Oakland Athletics affiliated club that now resides in Vancouver, B.C. Herrmann was also named vice president of the Northwest League.

Born in Bemidji, Minn, he graduated from Crater High in Central Point, Ore., He competed in football, basketball and baseball and was named to the Crater High Hall of Fame in 1997.