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Whitecaps win minor league awards

December 15, 2014
The West Michigan Whitecaps recently hit a triple at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. Read More

Whitecaps take advantage of opportunity

April 4, 2014
Most years, Lew Chamberlin likes to scout his team in Florida during spring training. Read More

Business and sports require mental toughness

The Whitecaps need an extra dose of it this winter.

February 28, 2014
Eddie O’Connor, a sport psychologist and founder of the Performance Excellence Center at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, has made 300 presentations to groups and media on mental toughness — the kind that helps both athletes and business executives overcome the slumps and challenges that can lead to failure. Read More

Whitecaps begin rebuilding process after fire

Officials vow to be ready for opening day in April.

January 10, 2014
Neither a blazing inferno nor a polar vortex can stop the West Michigan Whitecaps. Read More

Fifth Third Ballpark traces source of fire

January 6, 2014
| By AP
Authorities have identified the likely cause of a fire that destroyed multiple suites and led to a partial roof collapse at Fifth Third Ballpark. Read More

Videos: Fifth Third Ballpark battles blaze

January 3, 2014
Orange flames — some appearing almost 10-feet high — shot into the freezing air Friday as a portion of a beloved West Michigan landmark was reduced to kindling. Read More

Whitecaps register good season off the field

20th anniversary year yields revenue hikes across the board.

September 20, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Although the team failed to make the Midwest League playoffs, the West Michigan Whitecaps still had a good business year. Read More

GRBJ 30th Year: Grand Rapids proves to be a championship town

Football, baseball, basketball and hockey all made their mark on West Michigan.

September 13, 2013
The modern era for local professional sports really isn’t that old — only going back about 20 years — because the industry is facility driven. Without a stadium, field or arena capable of holding sizeable crowds, the revenue won’t be there and neither will the franchises. Read More

Video Chat: Whitecaps CEO Lew Chamberlin tells story of minor league baseball in West Michigan

August 1, 2013
During a live video chat Wednesday at grbj.com, Lew Chamberlin fondly recalled going to Tiger Stadium as a child, walking out of a dark tunnel and seeing the bright green field staring back at him. Read More

Video Chat: Whitecaps CEO Lew Chamberlin fields your questions

July 30, 2013
Twenty years ago, Lew Chamberlin and Dennis Baxter brought professional baseball to Grand Rapids. Read More