Babe Ruth was nicknamed "The Colossus of Trout" because his skills on the field derived from summers spent fishing the old-fashioned way––with a baseball bat and shallow water. Earn an epithet of your own with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two box-seat tickets at any Gary SouthShore RailCats home game, as well as a $5 Cat Coin good for concession fare, beer, merchandise, and other in-stadium purchases.
Cozily perched on one of U.S. Steel Yard's 6,000 chair-back seats, hardball-lovers can enjoy an intimate view of on-field action. Box seats (sections 103–112) wrap around the area behind home plate and end at first and third base, affording fans an ideal position to chant incoherently at batters and catch wayward foul balls or rogue pinwheel baseball hats. Check the promotional schedule and choose from attractions such as Harry Potter Night, Mustache Monday, and Medieval Night, during which players dress up like court jesters and try to hit airborne cannonballs with unwieldy lances.
Gary SouthShore RailCats
During the Gary SouthShore RailCats' inaugural season in 2002, the players spent an estimated 200 hours on buses—traveling approximately 12,000 miles without their own ballpark to call home. Indeed, the diamond at U.S. Steel Yard was still under construction, forcing the team to play its entire first season on the road. But while the trip could have been a rocky way for an organization to start out, it instead forecasted a wild ride ahead in which the RailCats never stopped moving. After just four years, the RailCats captured their first Northern League title, marking the first of five straight appearances in the championship series—a Northern League record.
Despite that first year away from home, the RailCats seem to have settled in well at U.S. Steel Yard. Within the park, views of the South Shore commuter train remind fans of the team's origins, and a 55-foot scoreboard towers over left-centerfield in much the same way early pitchers once towered over batters from atop a stack of milk crates.
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