According to legend, Babe Ruth pointed his bat toward the sky to let his fans know exactly where the flesh-eating aliens were coming from. See the greats be great with this GrouponLive deal to see a Lake County Captains game at Classic Park.
$21 for a Game Package for Two ($42 Total Value)
- Two tickets for box seats (a $10 value each)
- Five Launch-a-Ball game balls (a $1 value each)
- Two meal vouchers, valid for a hot dog or hamburger, chips, and a soda for each guest (an $8.50 value each)
Choose from the following games, each against the Lansing Lugnuts:
- Opening night on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m.
- Sunday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m.
Gates open 1.5 hours prior to game time on April 4 and 7, and one hour prior to game time on April 5 and 6.
The Scouting Report
In the second half of their 2012 season, the Captains stirred to life. They put together one of the best records in the Eastern Division, and the offense finished the season with the most hits of any team in the league. On April 4, the Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians will try and pick up where it left off during the opening series of the 2013 season against the Lansing Lugnuts—a team that had the best overall record in the Midwest League a year ago. After each game, fans can test their aim or show off newly installed bionic arms by hurling balls at on-field targets for prizes while playing Launch-a-Ball. On April 4, the opening night celebration includes 25-cent beers from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., free coffee and hot chocolate, a post-game concert by The Extremes, and the first 1,500 fans will receive a fleece blanket.
Lake County Captains
Like many minor-league baseball teams, the Captains didn't start out with their current name or even in their current state. The Columbus Indians (from Columbus, Georgia) were founded in 1991, and a year later, they became the RedStixx. It wasn't until 2003 that the franchise moved to Eastlake, Ohio, where they adopted the Captains moniker and caught their first bluegill. That same year, the newly established Captains treated Eastlake fans to a 97-win season and a trip to the South Atlantic League championship.
It was also in 2003 that the gates opened to Classic Park. The 6,150-seat facility features a grassy berm above its outfield walls and mixes nostalgic charm with modern features. Over the years, Classic Park has hosted many future big leaguers and many classic moments, including the Captains' first-ever championship season in 2010—the team's inaugural year as part of the Midwest League.