The West Michigan Whitecaps of Grand Rapids, a Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are the first team to repeat as Midwest League champions in 23 years after an 11-5 victory at Beloit in game five of the Midwest League Championship Series on Saturday. It is the third title in four years for the Whitecaps and the fifth in team history (story from the Whitecaps and also this report on MiLB.com with and audio from the close of the game).
Photographer Em Smith shoots for the Detroit Tigers and has a ton more pictures from the celebration.
Thanks to wizardkitten for the heads-up. She also notes that Whitecaps manager and former Tiger Tom Brookens (in front under the trophy) was named manager of the year. Speaking of photos of the Whitecaps, Cath has a ton from this year in her baseball set.
You can get a lot more info about the Whitecaps and the Midwest League through mwlguide.com!