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Baseball in Grand Rapids

Highlights

This page lists season and game highlights for teams and players in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This includes teams known as the West Michigan Whitecaps.


Notable Seasons


  • 1996
    • team had no complete games
  • 1997
    • Robert Fick (.341; 50 doubles; 32 game hitting streak)
    • Clay Bruner (15 wins)
    • Dave Borkowski (15 wins)
    • Craig Quintal (1.96)
    • Frankie Cordero (35 saves)
  • 1998
    • Alan Webb (202 strikeouts)
    • Pedro Santana (64 stolen bases)
  • 1999
    • Richard Gomez (.303; 66 stolen bases)
  • 2000
    • Greg Watson (30 saves)
    • Andy Van Hekken (16 wins)
    • Calvin Chipperfield (2.13)


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Notable Games


  • August 30, 1995
    • Jose Castro (11 putouts at second base)
  • April 20, 1997
    • Dave Borkowski (no hitter; Kane County, 6-0)
  • June 24, 1997
    • Rene Capellan (14 assists at second base)
  • July 20, 1997
    • Robert Fick (5 for 6, 4 runs scored, 3 doubles, homer, 6 runs batted in)
  • August 22, 1997
    • Craig Quintal (10 shutout innings)
      • vs. Beloit; Beloit won 1-0 in the twelfth inning
  • April 30, 1998
    • Greg Romo (14 strikeouts)
  • August 26, 1998
    • Alan Webb (15 strikeouts)
  • September 10, 1998
    • Jeff Weaver (14 strikeouts--playoff game)
  • April 17, 1999
    • Sean Buller/Luis Pineda (no hitter; South Bend, 2-0 [7 innings])
  • June 10, 2000
    • Tommy Marx (no hitter; Kane County, 8-0)
  • June 13, 2000
    • Calvin Chipperfield (no hitter; Kane County, 2-0 [7 innings]

Otherwise Notable

  • April 17, 1997
    • Brian Dubose hit "Wendy's Million Dollar Hit" in Kane County's Elfstrom Stadium. Unfortunately, the prize was reserved for a Cougar player. Brian did receive a consolation prize.
  • Triple Plays by Team: 1 (through 1999)



The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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