Statistics help fans analyze a baseball player's career, from quantifying a slugger's batting average to measuring a right fielder's apathy. See numbers come to life with this GrouponLive deal to see an Iowa Cubs game at Principal Park.
$25 for a 10-Ticket Booklet ($50 Value)
- General-admission seating
- Valid for any 2013 regular-season Iowa Cubs game
- Tickets can be used all at once, or spread out over multiple games
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The Scouting Report
The Iowa Cubs stomp into spring with their sights set on a return to the Pacific Coast League playoffs. A new management team figures to improve upon the results from 2012, when the Cubs struggled in close games, going just 22–32 in one-run games. Despite their woes last summer, the Cubs proved more resilient than a baseball made of play-doh, as they posted 20 come-from-behind victories—including 11 in their last at-bat.
On June 14, 2008, the Iowa Cubs played a home game in front of a total of zero fans. The empty ballpark was the result of flooding throughout Des Moines. It was also another strange footnote added to a long line of odd occurrences that have come into play in the baseball history of Iowa’s capital.
The marriage between Des Moines and baseball stretches back to 1887, before cars roamed the streets and robots were considered for managerial positions. Teams came and went over the years, until 1969, when the Iowa Oaks debuted as part of the American Association. Finally, in 1981, the Oaks became the top minor-league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, and they were renamed a year later. Under the direction of the big-league Cubs, the Iowa Cubs have enjoyed several bouts of success, highlighted by an American Association league title in 1993.