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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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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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Fan Food Vote 2018

For the ninth year in a row, the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) are letting fans help them choose a new food item to serve up for the 2018 season.  Fans can vote for their favorite between now and Friday, March 9th at 4:00 p.m.  The winner will be announced later in March.  The 10 choices are Deep Fried Beer; Gator-Tator; Grub Glove; Heater with Some Meater; Hey, Pita, Pita, Pita; Johnny Brunch; Koolickles Pickles; Mochi Ice Cream; Mt. Wing-suvius, the Wing-Ring Volcano; and The Fry Cobb.  See photos and vote here.

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Whitecaps Hold Food Preview Event

While the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) players start getting in shape for their 25th season, Fifth Third Ballpark is getting ready to bring in some serious eats.  Read more and watch videos here.

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Christmas Lite Show Opens at Fifth Third Ballpark

The 20th annual Christmas Lite Show started lighting up the Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park this week.  The popular event is set to run through Dec. 31.  The show consists of nearly two miles of more of than a million lights, which includes animated displays and lighted tunnels.  Read more and view photos here.

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Grand Rapids Honors 9/11 Fallen First Responders

The annual ” Grand Rapids Memorial Stair Climb” was held on Saturday at Fifth Third Ball Park, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League).  It is done as a way to honor and remember those firefighters, police officers, and medical personnel who died on 9/11.  Read more and view photo here.

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Whitecaps Light Up the Holiday Season

West Michigan White Caps LogoThe annual Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League), is now open.   At nearly two miles long with more than one million lights on display, it’s West Michigan’s largest animated drive thru Christmas light show.  Watch news report here.

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