Despite the risk of becoming “that Michigan baseball photo blog”, we have to give a “way to go” to the West Michigan Whitecaps who captured their 4th Midwest League Championship on Saturday at Comstock Park in Grand Rapids. According to the Whitecaps web site, the 89-48 Caps jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and cruised to an 8-4 win over Kane County to win their 4th championship in their 13 year history.
Today’s photo is part of a great set of celebration photos by Emily Smith. Emily photographs the Whitecaps for Major League Baseball and you can (and should) see more of her baseball and non-baseball work on her photography site.
The Whitecaps are the Class A minor league affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, and the Freep says the AAA Toledo Mudhens joined the Whitecaps in winning a championship this weekend. (click the photo below for pics from the Mudhens game!) The Tigers farm system notched the the second-best combined winning percentage this year.