Playing baseball takes coordination, upper-body strength, and the courage to run counterclockwise even though that direction is normally only for the immoral and weak-hearted. See strong-willed Americans with this GrouponLive deal for a Corpus Christi Hooks game at Whataburger Field.
Choose from Six Options
- $6 for one ticket for reserved seating, marked in yellow on the seating chart (an $11.50 value, including all fees)
- $25 for four tickets for reserved seating, plus a parking pass for one vehicle (a $5 value; a $51 total value, including all fees)
For either option, choose from the following games against the Tulsa Drillers:
- Sunday, April 7, at 1:05 p.m. (First 1,000 kids under 13 receive a free jersey)
- Monday, April 8, at 7:05 p.m. ($1 hot dogs and sodas)
- Tuesday, April 9, at 7:05 p.m.
The Scouting Report
In 2012, the Hooks won a franchise-record 81 games and clinched the Texas League South in the season's second half. This year, the Houston Astros’ Double-A affiliate looks to go even further as it enters its ninth season. The Hooks offense led the Texas League in hits, runs, and doubles last year, forcing ashamed pitchers to bury their heads in the mound. Much of the same is expected from this year’s squad, which is likely to include slugging outfielder Domingo Santana, who hit 23 home runs last year as MVP of the California League's Lancaster JetHawks.
Corpus Christi Hooks
After joining the Texas League in 2005, the Corpus Christi Hooks wasted little time capturing a title, but they still had a little patience before reeling in their prize. On September 14, 2006, the team took 14 innings to defeat the Wichita Wranglers 8-7 in a five-hour barnburner and bring home the championship. But while it was only the Hooks’ first title as members of the Texas League, it was the 10th overall championship in franchise history—a legacy that stretches back to 1968, when the franchise began in Tennessee as the Memphis Blues.
Since moving to Corpus Christi, the Hooks have helped launch the careers of more than 40 big leaguers. Much of that success has unfolded before packed crowds at Whataburger Field, whose exterior of corrugated steel and bricks pays homage to the cotton warehouses that previously occupied the site. Inside, fans enjoy numerous amenities, including a rock wall, an interactive playground, and views of the USS Lexington, anchored out on the bay to defend Houston from any baseballs hit out of the park.