Lake County Captains

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Lake County Captains
Founded in 1991
Eastlake, Ohio
LCO Captains.PNG Captains cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Class A[1]
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 Tony Mansolino
General Manager Neil Stein[2]

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.[3] 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, Georgia and known as the Columbus RedStixx. The Captains play their home games in Classic Park, which has a capacity of 6,157 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.

Facts[edit]

  • 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: George Phillips
  • Public Address Announcer: Jasen Sokol
  • Mascots: Skipper, Skippy, Captain Clipper, and Captain Kenny
  • Merchandise Store: Cargo Hold Team Store
  • Racing fish: Buster Bluegill, Pauley Perch, and Willy Walleye
  • Broadcast Information:
Radio Stations: WFUN 970 AM, WINT 1330 AM
Television:
Broadcasters: Andrew Luftglass
Internet: [1]
Manager: Tony Mansolino
Hitting Coach: [[ ]]
Pitching Coach: Steve McCatty

Franchise regular season win-loss records[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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 8–18, 2011) & (April 10–19, 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[edit]

Lake County Captains roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 47 Erick Algarin
  • 30 Shao-Ching Chiang
  • 26 Cortland Cox
  • 11 Dominic DeMasi
  • 33 Matt Esparza
  • 44 Brock Hartson
  • 23 Sam Hentges Injury icon 2.svg
  • 40 Leandro Linares
  • 38 Kieran Lovegrove
  • 36 Yoiber Marquina Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Kenny Mathews
  • 29 Christian Meister
  • -- Luis Morel ‡
  • 39 Jared Robinson
  • 32 Casey Shane
  • 35 Devon Stewart

Catchers

  • 13 Martin Cervenka
  • 27 Li-Jen Chu
  • 25 Jack Goihl Injury icon 2.svg

Infielders

  •  6 Willi Castro
  •  4 Sam Haggerty
  • 17 Ángel Miguel
  • 28 Anthony Miller
  • 20 Ordomar Valdez

Outfielders

  • 15 David Armendariz
  •  7 Bobby Ison
  • 12 Nathan Lukes
  •  8 Connor Marabell
  • 34 José Medina

Manager

  •  9 Tony Mansolino

Coaches

  • 16 Junior Bestantes (coach)
  • 24 Kevin Howard (hitting)
  • 45 Steve McCatty (pitching)




Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated July 16, 2016
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
Cleveland Indians minor league players

Major League Alumni[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]