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Full Count

  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

New attendance mark

Friday's crowd of 7,936 fans pushed Fort Wayne's season attendance to 384,866. That topped the old franchise regular-season mark of 378,529 set in the first season at Parkview Field a year ago.

"It's like it's not even real playing in this stadium," first baseman Nate Freiman said. "Playing in front of crowds like this. People get so fired up, the fireworks, the promotions. There couldn't be a better place to play."