Items Tagged with 'baseball'


Whitecaps name manager

November 13, 2019
The West Michigan Whitecaps have a new leader on the field. Read More

Indoor baseball facility opens

November 6, 2019
Although baseball season is over, players can still swing their bats at a new indoor hitting facility. Read More

Derek Jeter's foundation donates $3.2M to school district

July 30, 2019
| By AP
A charitable organization founded by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is donating about $3.2 million to renovate a baseball and softball complex at his West Michigan high school. Read More

Investor group buys baseball team Up North

September 27, 2018
A group of investors, led by the West Michigan Whitecaps, have purchased the Traverse City Beach Bums and Wuerfel Park. Read More

New sports complex hosts MSU scrimmage

September 12, 2014
Michigan State University’s baseball team will make a visit to West Michigan on Saturday. Read More

Tigers caravan covers bases

January 27, 2014
Everyone needs a little ice cream on their birthday. 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

Art Van Sports Complex names ex-pro ballplayer manager

August 8, 2013
A new sports venue that is expected to bring more tourism dollars into Kent County has its leadoff hitter. 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, 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