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Published On: November 9th, 2017


(Rochester, Minn.) —  The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today that Joey Leibl (Lie-bull) has been promoted to the team’s Assistant General Manager focusing on Sales, Public Relations and Game Day Production. 

“Having the opportunity to come on full time with the Honkers has been a dream come true,” said Leibl.  “Working in sports is what I’ve wanted to do since I was child, so for me to be able to take on this position, especially in the city of Rochester, has just been amazing.”

Leibl, 24, joined the front office in 2016 as a Winter/Spring intern leading up to the 2017 season.  He stayed on board full time for the 2017 season working in game operations, game production and assisted in overseeing player and team operations.  He then accepted a full-time front office position on August 1, and has now earned the role of Assistant General Manager.

“Joey is a real go getter that has the passion and drive to succeed,” said Honkers General Manager Dan Litzinger.  “His energy and likeability is infectious.  He loves to stay busy.”

Leibl, a native of West Salem, Wisconsin, attended UW-La Crosse majoring in Sport Management.  In his spare time, he is a referee for youth basketball and part time bartender.

“I’m excited to help bring great baseball and an even better fun-filled experience to the people of Rochester through Honkers baseball,” added Leibl.  “There is no such thing as a bad day when your job revolves around baseball.”

The Honkers are currently interviewing for an open position for an individual to focus on Sales and Food and Beverage.


The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 24-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, more than 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (LAD) and Lucas Duda (TBR).  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 Honkers as your favorite team.