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Team History for West Michigan Whitecaps (A)

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  • YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2020West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidw-Stats | Roster------------120-Brayan Pena------
    2019West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1394990.35333.5551661-110816360,2953Lance Parrish---dnq
    2018West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1396970.49621.0525562-3738386,6092Lance ParrishFifth Third BallparkLost in semi-finals
    2017West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1369145.669--63743819911383,9834Mike RabeloFifth Third BallparkLost in 1st Round
    2016West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1367165.52211.55755383736386,4164Andrew GrahamFifth Third BallparkLost in Semi-Finals
    2015West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1397564.5402.55695442526391,0554Andrew GrahamFifth Third BallparkLeague Champions
    2014West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1408258.5861.55745136123391,6534Andrew GrahamFifth Third BallparkLost in 1st Round
    2013West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1396970.49613.5591605-1447377,9484Larry ParrishFifth Third Ballparkdnq
    2012West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1407268.51411.56105763436362,5544Ernie YoungFifth Third Ballparkdnq
    2011West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1397069.50412.5550574-2457372,5554Ernie YoungFifth Third Ballparkdnq
    2010West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1396277.44628.0609625-16511371,5754Joe DepastinoFifth Third BallparkLost in 1st Round
    2009West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1408159.57913.069356013334356,6424Joe DepastinoFifth Third BallparkLost in 1st Round
    2008West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1377265.5262.55815443735367,5323Joe DepastinoFifth Third BallparkLost in 1st Round
    2007West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1408357.593--64853511311359,7253Tom BrookensFifth Third BallparkLeague Champions
    2006West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1378948.650--62049212811356,1553Matt WalbeckFifth Third BallparkLeague Champions
    2005West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1407367.52111.0600604-423370,1533Matt WalbeckFifth Third BallparkLost in Semi-Finals
    2004West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1396970.4967.561956554511390,0334Matt WalbeckFifth Third BallparkLeague Champions
    2003West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1406773.4797.5570583-1359361,5454Phil ReganFifth Third Ballparkdnq
    2002West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1408357.593--6345716312400,1663Phil ReganFifth Third BallparkLost in Semi-Finals
    2001West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1376572.47417.0616609748422,8923Brent GatesFifth Third Ballparkdnq
    YearTeam NameNicknameParentLeagueDivisionTeam PagesGPWinsLossWPctGBLRFRADiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2000West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidw-Stats | Roster1408852.629--685502183-10-Bruce FieldsFifth Third Ballparkdnq
    1999West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1406872.4869.069668214410457,3502Bruce FieldsOld Kent Parkdnq
    1998West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1408357.593--66051114911500,0831Bruce FieldsOld Kent ParkLeague Champions
    1997West MichiganWhitecapsDETMidwEasternStats | Roster1319239.702--69845624211536,0291Bruce FieldsOld Kent ParkLost in 1st Round
    1996West MichiganWhitecapsOAKMidwEasternStats | Roster1387761.558--6395617813547,4011Mike QuadeOld Kent ParkLeague Champions
    1995West MichiganWhitecapsOAKMidwEasternStats | Roster1566789.42916.0650662-12312507,9891Jim ColbornOld Kent ParkLost in Semi-Finals
    1994West MichiganWhitecapsOAKMidwNorthernStats | Roster1397465.53215.06375776045475,2121Jim ColbornOld Kent ParkLost in Semi-Finals
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Nickname Team's nickname at the time Parent MLB Parent Franchise. Is affilliate of. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Team Pages Links to related team pages GP Games Played. Usually refers to a team WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.