Was there anything "normal" about most of last year? Is this year starting out "normal?" Nope, you can't even use normal in a sentence to describe the past year. Abnormal, or Abby-normal as they said in Young Frankenstein, probably!

We lost the Whitecaps season last year, but certainly have big hopes of pull it off this year. However, things are still up in the air. So, for the first time in team history, the West Michigan Whitecaps annual Step Up to the Plate fundraiser is going virtual on Thursday, Janurary 28th.

Of course there are drawbacks to not having an in-person event, but the 'Caps say they have a full program to entertain anyone who wants to join.

Fox 17 reported  that they're going to pack nine innings of fun into about an hour next Thursday.

Some of the fun will be a Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the class of 2021. Just one player made the cut: Spencer Turnbull.

The right-hander was a part of the 2015 championship team, going 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA. He's been with the Tigers since the 2019 season.

Turnbull will join the ceremony live to accept his award. He'll be joined by new Tigers manager A.J. Hinch, General Manager Al Avila, 2019 1st round pick Riley Greene, and former Whitecaps Manager Brayan Pena.

Tickets are available to the public, and proceeds from the event go to the Whitecaps Community Foundation, which will donate to the YMCA Ted Rasberry Youth League, and the Detroit Tigers Foundation.

For details on how to buy tickets, and what items are available in the auction, CLICK HERE to link up.

 

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