Because baseball games are no longer used to settle land disputes and damages from horse collisions, they’ve become the battleground for deciding which US city will be the first to move to the moon. Catch a nation-changing showdown with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for four-person package to see a Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game ($50 total value)
- Where: U.S. Steel Yard
- Seating: Box seating, marked in brown on the seating chart
- Door time: 1 hour prior to first pitch
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Package Contents and Game Dates
The package includes the following:
- Four tickets (a $10 value each)
- $10 worth of Cat Coins, valid toward concessions, merchandise, and tickets
Choose from the following games (promotions in parentheses):
- Against the St. Paul Saints on Friday, July 4, at 7:10 p.m. (hat and post-game fireworks)
- Against the Saints on Saturday, July 5, at 6:10 p.m. (Willie Glen poster and kids run the bases)
- Against the Saints on Sunday, July 6, at 2:10 p.m. (kids run the bases)
- Against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks on Monday, July 14, at 7:10 p.m.
- Against the Redhawks on Tuesday, July 15, at 7:10 p.m.
The Scouting Report
On the Fourth of July, the RailCats will dish out patriotic hats to the first 1,000 adults to enter the stadium and ending the night with post-game fireworks. The club, however, will be seeking another cause for celebration, as they face off against the St. Paul Saints, whose 17–8 record through 25 games is tied for the best mark in the American Association. At 15–9, the RailCats sit alone atop the Central Division, and a win over another top squad would prove that their dominance extends across the league.
The team looks for an offensive spark from outfielder Drew Martinez, whose .367 batting average is sixth-best in the entire Association. Martinez has only struck out five times this season, putting more baseballs in play than an over-caffeinated fungo bat.
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.