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Northwoods Leagues Announces Six-Team ‘Michigan Pod’ to Begin Summer Play

PRESS RELEASE – The Traverse City Pit Spitters, Kalamazoo Growlers and the Battle Creek Bombers in cooperation with the Northwoods League, announced today that baseball will be played in Traverse City, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek this summer.

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Kalamazoo Growlers to Temporarily Re-Brand as ‘Mac Daddies’

PRESS RELEASE – Father’s day might look a bit different for many families on June 21st due to COVID-19. The same will be said for the Kalamazoo Growlers baseball team when the team will rename itself the “Kalamazoo Mac Daddies” in honor of fathers and mac and cheese lovers. The change is a dual salute to Dad, along with Michigan’s Undeniably Dairy Mac and Cheese Festival that is still slated to be hosted at Homer Stryker Field for the 2nd year later this fall after selling out in record time in 2019.

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Growlers to Host 2018 NWL All-Star Game

PRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers officially announced today that the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game will be hosted in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, July 24 at Homer Stryker Field. The Northwoods League All-Star Game brings together the top talent from across the League as voted on by League coaches and media, with the best of the South Division facing off against the best of the North Division, and will be preceded by a Home Run Derby.

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Growlers Getting New LED Video Scoreboard

Baseball fans will be able to keep track of Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) games with a new scoreboard this season.  The Kalamazoo (MI) City Commission approved the purchase of a $250,000 LED video display board from Daktronics, splitting the cost with the baseball team.  It will replace a 14-year-old scoreboard that has become expensive to repair and uses hard-to-find parts.  Read more here.

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Homer Stryker Field Flooded

Homer Stryker Field, home of the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), is significantly flooded due to the rising waters of the Kalamazoo River.  Fortunately, the Growlers don’t open their season until Tuesday, May 30.  Read more and view video and aerial photo here.

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Growlers, Bombers Pick Rebranding Food Fight

Kalamazoo Growlers Primary LogoBattle Creek Bombers Secondary MarkPRESS RELEASE – Southwest Michigan is going to see a good old fashioned schoolyard fight this summer. A food fight that is. Continue reading

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Homer Stryker Field to Host Michigan’s Largest Reggae Festival

Kalamazoo Growlers Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – This year is the 20th anniversary of the Kalamazoo Island Festival. The festival will be taking place August 27th-29th at Mayor’s Riverfront Park, Homer Stryker Field. We are very excited to be making this transition and working with the Growlers in this endeavor. Continue reading

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Growlers Announce Ballpark Upgrades

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers have unveiled multiple stadium renovations of Homer Stryker Field set to be completed by the team’s home opener on May 29th. Continue reading

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Growlers Unveil Loaded 2015 Promotional Schedule

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers have released their promotional schedule for the 2015 season kicking off with an Opening Night fireworks display (May 29) presented by OnStaff Group. The schedule is filled with even more weekly promotions, fireworks, entertainment acts, giveaway items and family friendly themes. Continue reading

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Growlers Rename Mascot After Barlee/Barley Dispute with Hops

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadBack in December, the Kalamazoo Growlers (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League) launched a second name-the-mascot contest after the original name Barlee ran into trademark trouble with the Hillsboro Hops (Single-A, Northwest League), who already had a mascot named Barley.  Keeping with the microbrew theme, the portly bear is now named Porter.  View mascot photo here.

Kalamazoo Growlers Porter

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Growlers Lose ‘Barlee’ Name to MILB, Launch New Name-the-Mascot Contest

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – After a successful inaugural season, the Kalamazoo Growlers will be making a name change to their beloved mascot “Barlee” due to a current dispute from Minor League Baseball and the Hillsboro Hops. Continue reading

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A Record 6,064 Turn Out for Growlers, America

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – On Red, White, and Boom Night, the Kalamazoo Growlers recorded one of the largest crowds in Summer Collegiate baseball history, a record 6,064 fans packed the stands this Fourth of July. Continue reading

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Growlers Break NWL Record Attendance for First-Ever Home Game with 4,910

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadThe summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) are off to a fantastic start, as 4,910 fans showed up at Homer Stryker Field Friday night for the team’s first-ever home opener.  According to league chief Dick Radatz, Jr., “I think we may have the largest opening night in a team’s first year in summer collegiate history.  It’s certainly the biggest in the Northwoods League.”  Read more hereView photo gallery hereView news report here.

Inaugural Opening Day, Kalamazoo Growlers Twitter photo

Inaugural Opening Day, Kalamazoo Growlers Twitter photo

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Cool Scout Patch for Growlers Scout Night

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadWe know many minor league baseball teams host Scout Night during the season, but the start-up summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) have upped the ante by giving away a custom Growlers scout patch for their Scout Night scheduled for July 26 at Homer Stryker Field.  Well done!  View promo schedule here.

Kalamazoo Growlers Scout Patch

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Growlers Bear Claw (Donut) Burger & Home Plate Specs Unveiled

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – Minor league baseball is notorious for its bizarre concessions menu items. The West Michigan Whitecaps have produced crowd favorites like the “Fifth Third Burger” and “Baco”, while the Battle Creek Bombers received national attention for their sweet and salty Twinkie Dog. The Kalamazoo Growlers are jumping right into the crazy concessions conversation with Continue reading

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Growlers Announce Partnership with Walmart & Sam’s Club, Fireworks & Flat Screen Fridays Too

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – Walmart & Sam’s Club have agreed to a founding partnership with Kalamazoo Growlers baseball. This partnership will provide fans and consumers with great experiences at the ballpark and new ways to combine shopping at Walmart & Sam’s Club with their love of Growlers baseball. Continue reading

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Growlers Introduce Mascot

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadDuring an event last Friday at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, the first-year summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) introduced “Barlee,” the team’s new mascot.  View event photos here.

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

Barlee is introduced to the crowd, Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook photo

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It’s Barley vs. Burp in Growlers’ #NameYourMascot Contest Final

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadAs we predicted, (it was kind of a no brainer), “Barley” and “Burp” will face off in the championship round of the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers’ (Northwoods League) fan-driven #NameYourMascot contest.  Read more here.

Kalamazoo Growlers Mascot-Naming Contest

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Growlers Announce Mascot Final Four

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadAfter reviewing over 1,000 suggestions for naming the team’s mascot, the summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) have narrowed the list to a Final Four.  Fans can now cast their votes to determine which of the finalists will advance to the final round.  Learn more and cast your vote here.  We’re expecting a Barley vs. Burp showdown.

Kalamzoo Growlers Mascot Final Four

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Growlers to Salute Selfies

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are giving fans the opportunity to put their selfie skills to productive use with a Salute To Selfie Night during the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Inaugural Growlers Announce Name the Mascot Contest

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadPRESS RELEASE – The Kalamazoo Growlers are handing over naming rights to the community once again, this time for the team’s official name of the new mascot. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Kalamazoo Growlers’ (UPDATED WITH OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE)

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadThe expansion summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise in Kalamazoo (MI) will be known as the Kalamazoo Growlers.  The team unveiled their new name and logos on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, during an event at Homer Stryker Field.  The logo was designed by Worthen Design.

Kalamazoo Growlers Primary Logo
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