Whitecaps CEO Lew Chamberlin addresses the crowd at the first home game. April 12th, 1994.
The Whitecaps' first-ever home game aired live on WZZM 13 on April 12th, 1994.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) The West Michigan Whitecaps will open their 20th season of baseball on April 4th when they host the Dayton Dragons.
In the past two decades, the team has captured five Midwest League championships and last season the Whitecaps saw its 100th former player reach the major leagues.
The team will mark its milestone season all summer long with various promotions.
The Whitecaps' first-ever home game was broadcast live on WZZM 13 on April 12, 1994. WZZM sports director Tom Clyde has a look back in the video posted above.