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South Bend Cubs to Celebrate ‘Mister Rogers Day’ Aug. 12

The South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midswest League) will celebrate the legacy of Fred Rogers with “Mister Rogers Day” on Sunday, August 12.  On this “beautiful day in the neighborhood,” the team will wear Mister Rogers-themed jerseys and activities honoring the television icon will take place throughout the game.  Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit WNIT Public Television. Bid on jerseys here.

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Lansing Lugnuts to Become the Mighty Wombats on Aug. 18th

PRESS RELEASE – The votes are in: The Lansing Lugnuts will become the Lansing Mighty Wombats on Backyard Baseball Night on Saturday, August 18th.

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Energizing South Bend ‘Wrigleyville” Concept: Return South Shore Line to Downtown Union Station

With millions of dollars coming into downtown South Bend (IN), the city is growing quickly and attracting people from across the country. South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midwest League) owner Andrew Berlin envisions creating a “Wrigleyville” for the Four Winds Field, and the return of the South Shore Line to downtown Union Station would play a major role in accomplishing that dream. Read more here.

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Whitecaps Announce Salute to Beer City Night, Unveil Special ‘Bung Hammers’ Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE – Fans of the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, know that the team has embraced Grand Rapids’ thriving craft beer culture. From a special logo for the 2014 Midwest League All-Star game logo, to our “Craft Clubhouse” presented by Founders, to the annual Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival held at Fifth Third Ballpark every February, the Whitecaps love craft beer. Now the Whitecaps are taking the next step with the local craft beer community and changing the team’s name for one special night.

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Rattlers Unveil Snaketail Ale

A new beer with a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A, Midwest League) twist will be available just in time for the start of the 2018 season.  Snaketail Ale will be on tap at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium and at local taverns and restaurants.  Read more here.

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$9 Million in Upgrades Proposed for Kane County Ballpark

Kane County Cougars (Single-A, Midwest League) owner Dr. Bob Froehlich is proposing a $9 million public-private partnership with the Kane County Forest Preserve Commission to be spent over the next 15 years on the stadium.  Read more here.

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AHL’s Griffins to Sport Whitecaps-Inspired Baseball Jerseys

The Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) and the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) will host a cross-promotion Friday, March 16, at Van Andel Arena, whereby the Griffins will sport baseball inspired jerseys.  There will even be a home-run derby between periods.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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