You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Full Count

  • TinCaps staffer honored
    TinCaps director of promotions and community relations Abby Naas was named the Midwest League's Female Executive of the Year.
  • Padres, TinCaps renew development contract
    The TinCaps said today they have renewed their player development contract with San Diego through the 2016 season.
  • TinCaps' 2009 title team makes Single-A history
    Seventeen members of the 2009 TinCaps have broken into the major leagues, a Class A record, according to information provided by the TinCaps from Sports Reference president Sean Forman.

Parkview Field grounds crew named best in Midwest League

For the fourth year in a row, TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter and assistant groundskeeper Andrew Burnette were chosen for the Midwest League Sports Turf Manager/Grounds Crew of the Year Award.

"This honor is a credit to knowledge, hard work, and resources," Winter, who joined the TinCaps in 2010, said in a statement. "When those three things line up, you have a successful grounds crew. But we're really just an extension of the overall success of the entire TinCaps organization."

The Fort Wayne grounds crew, comprised of Winter, Burnette and five other staffers, is now up for Single-A Field of the Year. That award is given out by the Sports Turf Manager Association during baseball winter meetings in December in Orlando, Fla.

"We're extremely proud of Keith, Andrew, and the entire TinCaps Grounds Crew for making Parkview Field's playing surface Major League caliber," TinCaps President Mike Nutter said in a statement. "This is an award we also share with the San Diego Padres, the city of Fort Wayne and our great fans."