Grafton, WI – On November 1, 2011, the Lakeshore Chinooks were unveiled to the local community. The Chinooks name was created by former Chinooks VP and GM, Dean Rennicke, in which it received a vote of approval from the team’s ownership. A Chinook fish is a type of salmon often found in Lake Michigan.
But WHAT IF it was not the Lakeshore Chinooks for the team’s name and identity? WHAT IF the ownership group went with one of the other finalist team names. We will get the answer to that question on Sunday, July 14th when the Lakeshore Chinooks become the Lakeshore Rockin Robins as part of our first ever WHAT IF Night presented by Kapco Metal Stamping.
Rockin Robins was one of the team name finalist as a tribute to Chinooks owner Robin Yount. With the upcoming season being the Summer of 19, there is no better time for the Rockin Robins to make their debut at Kapco Park.
Along with the new team name and logos, the team will be sporting new uniforms, a new merchandise line in the Straight Up Inc Tackle Box Team Store, and even a new mascot. All this for just one night only.
More details surrounding the arrival of the Robin Robins and the promotion will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2019 season and the Summer of 19 presented by Port Washington State Bank will kick off at Kapco Park on Thursday, May 30th for the home opener. The Summer of 19 will be a celebration of the career and achievements in baseball and our community of Chinooks owner and Milwaukee baseball legend, Robin Yount, who is famously known for his #19 jersey number. Season and group tickets are currently available for purchase. Single game tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 27th. The 2019 promotional schedule will be released in mid-April.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. 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 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.