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Inner-City Youth Baseball Get Renovated Field, Now Needs Equipment

Inner-City Youth Baseball took a big step forward yesterday with the ribbon cutting and celebration of the newly renovated Ted Rasberry Field, 1010 Sheldon Avenue, SE, here in Grand Rapids.

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Baseball, Fireworks, Monkeys, a Dinosaur and a Salute to Veterans This Weekend at Fifth Third Ballpark

How about some baseball for a fun Memorial Day Weekend?

There will be a lot of fun at Fifth Third Ballpark. The West Michigan Whitecaps have announced they're adding Fireworks to Friday night’s game vs. the Dayton Dragons. There are now great Family Fare Fireworks shows on back-to-back nights to kick off the holiday weekend.

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That One Time an Elephant Threw Out the First Pitch at a West Michigan Whitecaps Game [VIDEO]

Want to be a successful minor league baseball team? You'd better be ready to combine one part Babe Ruth and one part PT Barnum. The Grand Rapids based West Michigan Whitecaps do that better than just about any team - like the one time when an elephant threw out the first pitch.

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April 9 is ‘Play Ball’ at Fifth Third Ball Park and There are Some Exciting Changes at the Park

The countdown is on! With the West Michigan Whitecaps’ 23rd Opening Day next week, Saturday, April 9 at Fifth Third Ballpark, the place is buzzing with activity. Several upgrades to the facility’s seating areas should be completed before the first pitch.

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Ballpark Food can be the Greatest or Weirdest

Wonderful ballpark food like this tasty sandwich, The Closer - two grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with nine different cheeses and adorned with candied bacon, is just waiting for you at the game.

Opening day for baseball is just around the corner and we're getting set for another year of the good old "summer pastime."

We're also getting ready to his the concessions, right? Ah, nothing better than baseball park food. The Whitecaps always have a food creation contest that let's fans vote in a new addition to the menu. It's always good, and usually not to weird, but major league ballparks are another story.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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Whitecaps Win Championship!

Just like through all of 2015, the West Michigan Whitecaps saved their best baseball for when their backs were against the wall, as they rallied to earn their sixth Midwest League Championship in team history thanks to a 3-2 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Perfect Game Field Monday night...

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Whitecaps Win First Eastern Division Title Since ‘07 and are Ready For Championship Series

WOW! I think the Whitecaps were made for the playoffs, because they just keep winning.

They posted their best offensive performance when it mattered most as they advanced to the 2015 Midwest League Championship Series with a 14-5 win over the Lansing Lugnuts at Cooley Law School Stadium Monday night.

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Whitecaps are Playoff Bound

For the second straight season, the West Michigan Whitecaps are playoff-bound after they beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 1-0 Wednesday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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Collision at Whitecaps Appliance Race Goes Viral [Video]

ESPN said it "might be the best baseball mascot race we've ever seen".

The Whitecaps called the takedown a "Griffins-worthy check".

See for yourself.

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Whitecaps Community Foundation and Fifth Third Ballpark to host Inner-City Youth Baseball All-Star Game

The Fifth Third Ballpark stadium lights will be on tonight, Monday, July 27, but it won’t be the West Michigan Whitecaps taking the field. Instead, the Whitecaps Community Foundation will host the first-ever All-Star Game for the YMCA Inner-City Youth Baseball and Softball Program.

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Annual Whitecaps Fan Food Submissions Under Way

The West Michigan Whitecaps are looking for ideas for new food items to be served at Fifth Third Ballpark this season. Beginning yesterday, fans can now submit their ideas regarding what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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