Lake County Captains

Lake County Captains

Lake County Captains
Founded in 1991
Eastlake, Ohio
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Class A
Minor league affiliations
League Midwest League (2010–Present)
Division Eastern Division
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Current Cleveland Indians (1991–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (1) 2010
Division titles (10)
  • 1992 (1st half)
  • 1994 (1st half)
  • 1995 (2nd half)
  • 1996 (2nd half)
  • 1999 (1st half)
  • 2000 (1st half)
  • 2002 (2nd half)
  • 2003 (1st & 2nd half)
  • 2008 (1st half)
  • 2010 (1st half)
Team data
Nickname Lake County Captains (2003–present)
Previous names
Ballpark Classic Park (2003–present)
Previous parks
Golden Park (1991–2002)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Peter Carfagna, Rita Murphy-Carfagna, & Ray Murphy
Manager Shaun Larkin
General Manager Brad Seymour

The Lake County Captains are a minor league baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The team, a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, plays in the Midwest League.

The Captains joined the Midwest League following the 2009 season in a shuffle caused by the Columbus Catfish's move to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 2009 season.[1] The move alleviated travel costs and time, as it was the South Atlantic League's northernmost team. The nearest team (the West Virginia Power in Charleston) is a 256-mile drive from Eastlake.

Prior to the 2003 season, the club was based in Columbus RedStixx. The Captains play their home games in Classic Park, which has a capacity of 7,273 and opened in 2003 as Eastlake Stadium. The current stadium name is the result of a naming rights arrangement; the sponsor is Classic Automotive Group, a major area chain of auto dealerships. Classic Park hosted the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 20, 2006.

Contents

  • Facts 1
  • Franchise regular season win-loss records 2
  • Franchise records 3
  • Roster 4
  • Major League Alumni 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Facts

  • Current uniform colors: White, navy blue, and light blue.
  • Current logo design: A nautical wheel with waves and the team's wordmark.
  • On-Field Host: Cat
  • Public Address Announcer: George M Phillips
  • Mascots: Skipper, Skippy, Captain Clipper, and Captain Tony
  • Merchandise Store: Cargo Hold Team Store
  • Racing fish: Buster Bluegill, Pauley Perch, and Willy Walleye
  • Broadcast Information:
Radio Stations: WREO 97.1 FM, WFUN 970 AM, WINT 1330 AM
Television: Time Warner Cable (formerly Comcast) Cable Channel 99
Broadcasters: Tim Pozsgai
Internet: Star 97
Manager: Shaun Larkin
Hitting Coach: Larry Day
Pitching Coach: Steve Karsay

Franchise regular season win-loss records

Scoreboard prior to a Captains game at Classic Park

Columbus Indians (73–69)

  • 1991: 73–69

Columbus RedStixx (823–711)

  • 1992: 77–62 (1st Half Southern Division Champions – SAL)
  • 1993: 86–56
  • 1994: 87–51 (1st Half Southern Division Champions – SAL)
  • 1995: 80–62 (2nd Half Southern Division Champions – SAL)
  • 1996: 79–63 (2nd Half Southern Division Champions – SAL)
  • 1997: 62–76
  • 1998: 59–81
  • 1999: 70–71 (1st Half Southern Division Champions – SAL)
  • 2000: 67–70 (1st Half Southern Division Champions – SAL)
  • 2001: 77–59
  • 2002: 79–60 (2nd Half Southern Division Champions – SAL)

Lake County Captains (853–810 entering 2016)

  • 2003: 97–43 (1st & 2nd Half Northern Division Champions – SAL) (Best regular season record in pro baseball in 2003, min 120 games)
  • 2004: 73–66
  • 2005: 72–66
  • 2006: 64–74
  • 2007: 64–74
  • 2008: 75–65 (1st Half Northern Division Champions – SAL)
  • 2009: 71–66
  • 2010: 77–62 (1st Half Eastern Division Champions – MWL & Midwest League Champions)
  • 2011: 53–86
  • 2012: 71–68
  • 2013: 51–84
  • 2014: 65–74
  • 2015: 71–66

Franchise records

  • Win-loss record entering 2016: 1749-1590 (853–810 as the Lake County Captains)
  • Longest winning streak: 13 games (May 27 – June 8, 2003)
  • Longest losing streak: 10 games (June 8 – June 18, 2011) & (April 10 – April 19, 2012)
  • Pitcher with most wins in a season: Steve Kline, 18 in 1994 (also league leader that year)
  • Hitter with most home runs in a season: Russell Branyan, 40 in 1996 (also league leader that year)

Roster

Major League Alumni

(the above names are all enshrined in the Lake County Captains Walk of Fame)

References

  1. ^ "Article". milb.com. February 15, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 

External links

  • Lake County Captains web site