Grand Rapids, Michigan Encyclopedia

We list 35,000+ teams from Negro League, Japanese league, and minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan Table
Year Lg Lev Tm W L W-L%
2021High-A CentralAdv AWest Michigan Whitecaps35.375
2019Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps4990.353
2018Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6970.496
2017Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps9145.669
2016Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7165.522
2015Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7564.540
2014Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps8258.586
2013Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6970.496
2012Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7268.514
2011Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7069.504
2010Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6277.446
2009Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps8159.579
2008Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7265.526
2007Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps8357.593
2006Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps8948.650
2005Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7367.521
2004Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6970.496
2003Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6773.479
2002Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps8357.593
2001Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6572.474
2000Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps8852.629
1999Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6872.486
1998Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps8357.593
1997Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps9239.702
1996Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7761.558
1995Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps6769.493
1994Midwest LeagueAWest Michigan Whitecaps7465.532
1954All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1953All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1952All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1951All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1951Central LeagueAGrand Rapids Jets5382.393
1950All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1950Central LeagueAGrand Rapids Jets6468.485
1949All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1949Central LeagueAGrand Rapids Jets7066.515
1948All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1948Central LeagueAGrand Rapids Jets
1947All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1946All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1945All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueWomen'sGrand Rapids Chicks
1941Michigan State LeagueCGrand Rapids Colts
1940Michigan State LeagueCGrand Rapids Dodgers
1934Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Tigers
1926Michigan State LeagueBGrand Rapids Black Sox
1926Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Black Sox
1924Michigan-Ontario LeagueBGrand Rapids Homoners
1923Michigan-Ontario LeagueBGrand Rapids Billbobs
1922Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Billbobs
1921Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Joshers
1920Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Joshers7650.603
1917Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Black Sox
1916Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Black Sox
1915Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Black Sox
1914Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Champs5872.446
1913Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Bill-eds9248.657
1912Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Black Sox
1911Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Furniture Makers/Newark Skeeters
1910Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Raiders
1909Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Wolverines
1908Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Wolverines6673.475
1907Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Wolverines
1906Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Wolverines
1905Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Orphans
1904Central LeagueBGrand Rapids Orphans
1902Michigan State LeagueDGrand Rapids Colts
1901Western AssociationAGrand Rapids Woodworkers/Wheeling Stogies
1901Western LeagueAGrand Rapids
1900International LeagueNo ClassificationGrand Rapids Boers
1899Western LeagueAColumbus Buckeyes/Senators/Grand Rapids Furniturem
1899Interstate LeagueBGrand Rapids Furniture Makers/Springfield Wanderer
1898Interstate LeagueBGrand Rapids Cabinet Makers
1897Western LeagueAGrand Rapids Bob-o-links
1896Western LeagueAGrand Rapids Rippers/Gold Bugs
1895Western LeagueAGrand Rapids Gold Bugs
1894Western LeagueNo ClassificationGrand Rapids Rippers
1891Northwestern LeagueNo ClassificationGrand Rapids Shamrocks
1890Michigan State LeagueNo ClassificationGrand Rapids
1890International AssociationNo ClassificationGrand Rapids Shamrocks
1889Michigan State LeagueNo ClassificationGrand Rapids
1884Northwestern LeagueNo ClassificationGrand Rapids4813.787
1883Northwestern LeagueNo ClassificationGrand Rapids

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by and

About the Negro League Data


This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.


Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data