COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WOOD) - The West Michigan Whitecaps began the 2013 season with a win at home on Thursday.
The team played the Dayton Dragons. The game went into extra innings with the teams tied at six. The Whitecaps won with an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning.
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There was a lot planned for the fans as the organization celebrated 20 years of playing baseball. The first 1,500 fans through the gates at 5 p.m. received a commemorative 20th anniversary team baseball hat.
There were jugglers, stilt walkers and a Dixieland Band before the game by the main entrance. Face painters and balloon twisters will be located on the concourse.
There were fireworks after the game.
The Madison Muskies moved to West Michigan in 1994, with the help of current managing partner and CEO Lew Chamberlin, and Dennis Baxter. The Class A organization was affiliated with the Oakland Athletics at the time, and then joined the Detroit Tigers farm system in 1997.
The Whitecaps have appeared in five Midwest League Championship Series and won the title each time -- 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2007.
Pitcher Tommy Marx threw the Whitecaps' first no-hitter during an 8-0 home victory over Kane County in June 2000.
The team has sent dozens and dozens of players to the Majors.
More than 7 million fans have come through the turnstiles at Fifth Third Ballpark, with a record of 547,401 set during the 1996 season.
In 2009, the Fifth Third Burger, a 4-pound, 4,800-calorie hamburger, won an online-fan vote and was added to the stadium menu. The Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food" came to the Ballpark as host Adam Richman successfully conquered the burger.
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A man is in jail, allegedly connected to 14 burglaries that occurred in Cass County this month.
A sheriff's deputy car and a Michigan State Police SUV were among the damaged vehicles.
Broadmoor Avenue has reopened after it was shut down due to a four-vehicle crash in Caledonia.