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Published On: December 16th, 2019


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Duffy Dyer Will Not Return As Manager Of The Kingfish

Dyer spent six seasons as the Kingfish Field Manager


Kenosha, WI. – The Kenosha Kingfish announced today that Duffy Dyer will not be returning for the 2020 Season. Dyer has served as Field Manager of the Kingfish for the first six seasons of the franchise’s history.

“We were extremely fortunate to have Duffy back in Kenosha for the launch of the Kingfish and our Northwoods League Championship in 2015,” Kingfish Owner/ Chief Operating Officer Conor Caloia said. “We are grateful to have spent six seasons with Duffy, his wife Lynn and his son Brian. They will always be a part of the Kingfish family.”

Dyer is the only manager the Kingfish have had since the team debuted in the Northwoods League in 2014.  Dyer compiled a 226-205 in six regular seasons as manager. He went 4-1 overall in the playoffs, including the 2015 Playoff run that saw the Kingfish win the Northwoods League Championship in their second season in Kenosha.

Dyer was drafted 9th overall by the New York Mets in 1966, and was a member of the famed 1969 “Amazing Mets” that captured the World Series crown.  Dyer spent 14 years in the majors as a player, also having stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers.

After his playing days, Dyer developed his coaching resume with both major and minor league clubs.  Dyer coached with the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics.

Dyer came to Kenosha, and Historic Simmons Field, in 1984 to manage the Class A Kenosha Twins for the 1984 and 1985 seasons.  Dyer won a Midwest League Championship in 1985.

The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Kingfish as your favorite team.