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Published On: December 19th, 2022

Pit Spitters Release 2023 Schedule

Traverse City, MI – Today, the Traverse City Pit Spitters announced the kickoff of their 5th season at Turtle Creek Stadium with the official release of the 2023 schedule. The Pit Spitters open a two-game series at home on May 29, 2023, against the Rockford Rivets, of Rockford Illinois. Opening Day is slated for Memorial Day, with a 7:05 P.M. start time.

Game times will continue throughout the season at 7:05 P.M. apart from Sunday games which begin at 5:05 P.M. Other highlights include the return of School Days Games presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network for local elementary school students and Pit Spitters Reading Club participants with an 11:05 A.M. game on June 7, vs. the Kalamazoo Growlers, and a day-night double header on July 13, vs. the Kokomo Jackrabbits.

The 2023 season will also see the Pit Spitters and Turtle Creek Stadium play host to several exciting franchise milestones.  All season long the Pit Spitters will be celebrating five years of Pit Spitters baseball in Traverse City!  Expect to see exciting promotions and celebrations that recap all the FUN we have had at Turtle Creek Stadium over the last five years.  In 2023, Turtle Creek Stadium will also play host to the inaugural Great Lakes Division All Star Game held on July 25, 2023. The two-day event will open Monday, July 24, 2023, with a homerun derby and All-Star Celebration. Festivities will continue Tuesday, July 25, with a Pit Spitters themed FanFest prior to the All-Star Game at 7:05 PM that evening.  All Star game tickets to go on sale in April when individual tickets go on sale.

“The opportunity to host the Inaugural Great Lakes All Star game right here in Traverse City is thrilling,” said Pit Spitters General Manager Jacqueline Holm. “This will be an incredible showcase for incoming visitors to get a glimpse of what makes Traverse City such a great place to be year-round!”

The 2023 season will also bring the return of several fan favorite promotions including Star Wars Night, Princess and Pirates Night and the return of the Up-North Cork Dorks alternate identity, which took home the Northwoods League award for Promotion of the Year in 2022. A full 2023 promotional schedule with theme night dates will be released in the coming months.

The regular season concludes with a four-game series beginning August 9 and 10, against the Kenosha Kingfish and comes full circle August 11 and 12, with the final two games against the Rockford Rivets. Playoffs begin August 13, and the Pit Spitters are hoping to bring a Northwoods League Championship back to Traverse City for the third time in five years!

Season tickets are currently available for 2023, with 2022 pricing held until December 22, 2022, for those who reserve their plans before the New Year. Group outings for 2023 will go on sale in January. For a full version of the 2023 schedule visit



About the Traverse City Pit Spitters: The Traverse City Pit Spitters have been members of the Northwoods League since their inaugural season in 2019. The Pit Spitters have won two Northwoods League Championships and delivered their unique brand of FUN to hundreds of thousands of fans.  The Pit Spitters share Managing Partners and principal ownership with the West Michigan Whitecaps, the High A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, based in Comstock Park, Michigan. The team’s home games are played in Traverse City’s favorite multi-purpose outdoor entertainment venue, Turtle Creek Stadium. For more information visit or contact Jacqueline Holm at 231-943-0100 Ext. 214/ email  

About the Northwoods League: The Traverse City Pit Spitters 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. Now in its 29th 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, 300 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Pit Spitters as your favorite team.