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TinCaps release 2014 schedule

The TinCaps will light up the night skies over Parkview Field a record-tying 30 times during the 2014 season.

The team released its 2014 home schedule Saturday and among the highlights is Opening Day, set for Thursday, April 3 against the Great Lakes Loons.

That game will feature postgame fireworks, then, beginning Memorial Day weekend, 29 of the TinCaps’ final 50 home games will have postgame fireworks.

Fort Wayne will be home for six out of nine weekends in July and August, including a series from July 4-6 against the West Michigan Whitecaps. Next year marks the sixth consecutive season that the TinCaps have been home on Independence Day.

“Baseball and the Fourth of July have gone hand-in-hand in America for decades now,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said in a statement. “We’re glad that Fort Wayne fans will once again get a chance to celebrate the nation’s birthday with us. And that’ll be just one of 30 big, fun fireworks nights in 2014.”

In 2014, the TinCaps have more Sunday afternoon home games , four, with a start time of 1:05, than ever before.

“We truly strive to serve Fort Wayne fans as best as possible,” Nutter said. “This earlier game time is based off positive feedback we received from fans about the 1:05 p.m. start time on Sunday afternoons.”