Lake County Captains

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Lake County Captains
Founded in 1991
Eastlake, Ohio
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Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
ClassHigh-A (2021–present)
Previous classesClass A (1991–2020)
LeagueHigh-A Central (2021–present)
DivisionEast Division
Previous leagues
Midwest League (2010–2020)
South Atlantic League (1991–2009)
Major league affiliations
TeamCleveland Indians (1991–present)
Minor league titles
League titles (1)2010
First half titles (7)
  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2003
  • 2008
  • 2010
Second half titles (4)
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 2002
  • 2003
Team data
NameLake County Captains (2003–present)
Previous names
ColorsNavy blue, light, blue, white
     
MascotsSkipper, Skippy, Captain Clipper, and Captain Kenny
BallparkClassic Park (2003–present)
Previous parks
Golden Park (1991–2002)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
Peter Carfagna, Rita Murphy-Carfagna, & Ray Murphy
General ManagerJen Yorko[1]
ManagerGreg DiCenzo
MediaMiLB.TV, WFUN 970 AM, and WINT 1330 AM

The Lake County Captains are a Minor League Baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, that plays in the High-A Central and is the High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

The Captains joined the Class A Midwest League following the 2009 season in a shuffle caused by the Columbus Catfish's move to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 2009 season.[2] 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 (412 km) 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.

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: 54–83
  • 2014: 65–74
  • 2015: 71–66
  • 2016: 72–68

Franchise records[edit]

  • Win-loss record entering 2017: 1821-1658 (979–961 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)

Playoffs (since 2005)[edit]

Roster[edit]

Lake County Captains roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Brady Aiken Injury icon 2.svg
  • 29 Logan T. Allen
  • 46 Raymond Burgos Injury icon 2.svg
  • 32 Tanner Burns
  • 45 Kevin Coulter
  • 38 Xzavion Curry
  • -- Jack DeGroat Injury icon 2.svg
  • 36 Nic Enright
  • 44 Hunter Gaddis
  •  9 Nick Gallagher
  • 30 Tim Herrin
  • 41 Mason Hickman
  • 24 Jared Janczak
  • 35 Kevin Kelly
  • 34 Eric Mock
  • 22 Nathan Ocker
  • 40 Kellen Rholl
  • 34 Matt Turner Injury icon 2.svg
  • 47 Alec Wisely

Catchers

  • 26 Michael Amditis
  • 28 Joe Donovan
  • 27 Gianpaul González
  • 11 Bryan Lavastida

Infielders

  • 17 Aaron Bracho
  • 15 Raynel Delgado
  •  6 Joe Naranjo
  • 31 Victor Nova
  •  4 Brayan Rocchio
  •  8 Daniel Schneemann
  •  7 José Tena

Outfielders

  • 16 Will Brennan
  • 37 Quentin Holmes
  • 13 George Valera
  • 10 Austen Wade


Manager

Coaches

  • 12 Kevin Erminio (pitching)
  • 33 Grant Fink (hitting)
  • 39 Jordan Smith (bench)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Cleveland Indians 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
± Taxi squad
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated June 9, 2021
Transactions
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Cleveland Indians minor league players

Notable franchise alumni[edit]

  • CC Sabathia (1999) 6 x MLB All-Star; 2007 AL Cy Young Award
  • Eric Wedge (1998, MGR) 2007 AL Manager of the Year

Captains Call-Up Club[edit]

The names of all Captains players and franchise alumni who have advanced to play Major League Baseball are all enshrined in the Lake County Captains Call-Up Club at Classic Park. The Call-Up Club also includes former Captains coaches and managers who've made it to Major League Baseball coaching staffs as well. A new wall of bronze plaques was installed at the main entrance of Classic Park in August of the 2017 season. The previous "Walk of Fame" started in the outfield of Classic Park and was moved to an interior wall of the ballpark near the right field corner of the stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jen Yorko Named Lake County Captains GM". Ballpark Digest. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Article". milb.com. February 15, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.

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