The Ultimate Michigan Summer Baseball Road Trip: 7 Games, 7 Stadiums, 7 Days
It wouldn't be a Michigan summer without baseball and road trips. Combine the two and you'll have a memorable summer vacation.
Enjoy a week of great baseball this summer while exploring seven stadiums and some great Michigan cities!
Baseball in the summer is about more than just the game. Minor league teams know this best. The West Michigan Whitecaps are just as famous for their food and promotions as they are for their baseball. Considering that they are the defending Midwest League Champions, that's saying something.
You'll find a map, stadium photos, dates and ticket info on the road trip guide. You'll also find scheduled promotions since you never know what you'll run into at a minor league baseball game.
July 30: West Michigan Whitecaps - Grand Rapids
Watch the Detroit Tigers affiliate, West Michigan Whitecaps, in a Midwest League battle against the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Ballpark at 7PM.
It's Superhero Night with fireworks after the game which make this a great place to start your summer baseball vacation! Get tickets.
July 31: Battle Creek Bombers
The Battle Creek Bombers are part of the Northwoods League, a 22-year-old summer league for elite college players. Over 100 Northwoods League players have advanced to play in Major League Baseball including: Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmermann and Curtis Granderson.
The Bombers are celebrating their 10th season in Battle Creek and are renovating the stadium this year. The stadium features the largest outdoor sports bar in Michigan (where $27 will get you all you can eat food and seven beers). They're also the home of the Poptarko and Twinkie Dog, which were featured on Good Morning America.
The Battle Creek Bombers battle the Wisconsin Woodchucks at C.O. Brown Stadium at 3:05PM. Get tickets before there are no more. Tickets aren't available online until May, but you can buy them over the phone at (962) 269-0735.
August 1: Toledo Mud Hens
Yes, we are aware that Toledo is in Ohio, but the Detroit Tigers' AAA affiliate is a must-see on our summer baseball road trip.
Watch the Toledo Mud Hens vs. the Louisville Bats at Fifth Third Field at 7:05PM. It's Animated Movie Tribute Night. The game will feature movie clips and music from animated family classics. The Mud Hens will also be screening Inside Out at 8:30PM at Hensville Park. Add three dollars to your ticket price to catch the movie too. Get tickets.
August 2: Detroit Tigers
Watch the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox at 7:10PM. Comerica Park is an excellent place to see a game. Here's hoping the Tigers are well on their way to another post season appearance by August 2. Buy tickets.
August 3: Lansing Lugnuts
The Lansing Lugnuts are the second of three Midwest League teams you'll see play at home on this road trip. The Lugnuts are affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Lansing Lugnuts play the Bowling Green Hot Rods at 7:05PM at Cooley Law School Stadium. Buy tickets.
August 4: Great Lakes Loons - Midland
The Great Lakes Loons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Loons will play the Lake County Captains at 7:05PM at Dow Diamond.
It's Murder Mystery Night at the ballpark. It's also $1 Night. $1 for hot dogs, 16 ounce Pepsi products, ice cream sandwiches or chips. Buy tickets.
August 5: Traverse City Beach Bums
The Traverse City Beach Bums play in the Frontier League, an independent professional league with twelve teams. The Beach Bums will play the Normal Cornbelters at 7:05PM at Wuerfel Park. Get tickets.