Boomers Pitching Coach Joining Tigers Organization
SCHAUMBURG, IL – The Schaumburg Boomers presented by Wintrust Community Banks, are pleased to announce Tony Smith has been hired by the Detroit Tigers organization. Smith will head to the Double A Erie SeaWolves as a player development coach.
Smith has been part of the coaching staff since 2016. He started out as a bullpen coach and then took over as pitching coach at the beginning of the 2017 season. Additionally, he pitched for the 2014 Boomers team that won the Frontier League Championship.
His 2014 season as a player saw him pitch in 24 games mostly out of the bullpen. He posted a 6-2 record with a 3.27 ERA over 57.2 innings pitched and 37 strikeouts.
Under the guidance of Smith the Boomers pitching staff has been outstanding. The 2017 season saw the pitching staff help lead the Boomers to 66 wins (franchise record) and a third Frontier League Championship. The 2019 pitching staff posted the lowest ERA in franchise history and finished the year with six shutout victories. Additionally, three different pitchers won Frontier League Pitcher of the Week honors.
“While we don’t like to lose a talented coach like Tony, we are excited to see him continue his career in the MLB affiliated system”, said General Manager, Michael Larson. “Tony is a great leader on and off the field and we greatly appreciate everything he has done as a player and a coach with Schaumburg Boomers. We wish him the best of luck.”
The Boomers 2020 season, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, begins May 14. The Home Opener is Friday, May 22 vs. Trois-Rivieres Aigles.
Season ticket packages and group and hospitality offerings for the 2020 season can be reserved by calling (847)-461-3695 or emailing [email protected].