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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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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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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 Season Comes To An End

All good things come to an end, and for the Caps tonight was that ending point. A long rain delay and a fast start from the visiting Ft. Wayne TinCaps ended the West Michigan season at Fifth Third ballpark Friday night 6-2.

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Caps Win! Caps Win!

You can just hear the ghost of Harry Caray yelling that in the same style he yelled "Cubs Win! Cubs Win! HOOOLLYY COW!"

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Go Whitecaps! The Playoff Push Is NOW!

So Lauren and I were talking about the differences between the Griffins in the playoffs and the Whitecaps. Much like the NHL, the Griffs could play 26 games during a playoff run. The Whitecaps?

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West Michigan Whitecaps’ Magical Season Continues …

The West Michigan Whitecaps, have had a great season so far. Very few bad weather days and nights at Fifth Third Ballpark, a fine team on the field that has already made the playoffs, and the usual assortment of great food, family fun, and wacky promotions.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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It’s Tiger Friday At The Whitecaps Tonight!

In more way than one! Normally on Fridays, a former Tigers great is at Fifth Third Ballpark, to sihn autographs and have fun with the fans. And tonight is no exception. Former Tiger great Glenn Wilson will be at the ballpark as the 'Caps take on Bowling Green!

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Need A Jobby Job? The Whitecaps Are Hiring!

Well, close. Staffing, Inc, who supplies the Whitecaps and Fifth Third Ballpark with temporary employees is hiring workers for the summer! Batter up!

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Overall, Opening Night At The Whitecaps Was A Success!

Over 7,000 people packed into Fifth Third Ballpark--including the entire WFGR Airstaff--to watch the 'Caps win and rededicate the ballpark. After the fire that destroyed 20% of the suites happened in January, no one was quite sure if the park could host baseball in April.

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It’s Opening Day! Or Night! Let’s Get Pumped Up!

As it's the 20th Whitecaps home opener tonight, let's go back 5 more years, to 1989. The elder Bush was President, we didn't have to eat broccoli, and the World Series was interrupted by the San Francisco earthquake. And a little baseball movie was released on April 7.

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