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Adam Wheaton Breaks Northwoods League Career Starts

KALAMAZOO, MI – With tonight’s start against the Rockford Rivets, Mr.Growler, Adam Wheaton has claimed the record for the most career starts of any Northwoods League pitcher. Over a five-year career with Kalamazoo, Adam has now made 36 starts on the mound. The career record for wins, strikeouts and innings pitched are still on the table for Adam this season, needing just 4 wins, 59 strikeouts and 15 innings pitched.

Join us in congratulating Adam on this impressive achievement and thanking him for his years of service to the Growlers organization!


The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.