Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Lugnuts’ Graveman takes no-hitter into 9th

There were two great pitching performances in the Midwest League on Friday, and both came from hurlers plying their trade for Michigan-based teams. Lansing Lugnuts RHP Kendall Graveman took a no-hitter into the 9th inning against the Beloit Snappers, losing … Continue reading

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Snow postpones three MWL games today

If you were planning to attend a Midwest League game in Wisconsin today, you’re out of luck. Same goes if you wanted to go to the scheduled game in the Quad Cities. A combination of snow and cold weather caused … Continue reading

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Whitecaps win first game at Fifth Third Ballpark since fire

The West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 in a fight-to-the-finish game Tuesday, but that was only the second-most interesting thing that happened at Fifth Third Ballpark that night. The real story, of course, was the fact that … Continue reading

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Ballpark visits planned for this week

It’s a good thing that Monday was an off-day for the Midwest League. I needed about 7 1/2 hours of it to drive from my house to Grand Rapids, where my first MWL road trip of the season officially gets under … Continue reading

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Midwest League Opening Day scenes

Fourteen teams — all but the Lansing Lugnuts and the Lake County Captains — opened the Midwest League season last night, and some teams, fans and news organizations shared Opening Day photos via social media. Here are some of them: Here is … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Timber Rattlers, Cougars and TinCaps

This second installment of my multi-post series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Kane County Cougars and the Fort Wayne TinCaps. (The first installment, which you can read here, focuses on the Cedar Rapids … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Kernels, Whitecaps, Hot Rods and Bees

The 2014 Midwest League season gets under way Thursday, which means it’s time to take a look at some of the notable players assigned to MWL rosters this week. In this first installment of my multi-post preview, I’ll write about … Continue reading

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‘Auger Dogger’ wins Whitecaps food contest

The Auger Dogger — a deep-fried hot dog on a stick, wrapped in spiral potato chips — is the winner of the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 5th annual food contest. The food item is being added to the Fifth Third Ballpark … Continue reading

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Guide to this year’s Midwest League managers

With the Midwest League season starting soon, here is a reminder of who is managing each team, with links to my previous posts about each skipper: Beloit Snappers — Rick Magnante Bowling Green Hot Rods — Michael Johns Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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