'Shoe' to Return in 2020

Veteran Dodgers coach enters fifth season as manager; became franchise's winningest skipper last year

By Matt DeVries | December 11, 2019 1:30 PM ET

In conjunction with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Great Lakes Loons are pleased to announce that John Shoemaker will return to Midland in 2020 for a fifth season as the team's manager.

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'Midnight on Main' Returns to Dow Diamond

Doors open at 8pm in Midland for the New Year's Eve bash

By Matt DeVries | November 27, 2019 11:20 AM ET

The Great Lakes Loons and Sound Productions are excited to announce the 8th annual Midnight on Main celebration will be held at Dow Diamond to ring in 2020! This year's party will be on Tuesday, December 31, with doors opening at 8 p.m.

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USA Softball Women's National Team Coming to Midland

In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Dow Diamond to serve as warm-up venue with doubleheader against the Midland Lady Explorers

By Matt DeVries | November 8, 2019 2:32 PM ET

The 2020 USA Softball Women's National Team (WNT) will be in Michigan for a pair of stops as the "Stand Beside Her Tour" rolls through the United States in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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Four Added to Front Office Staff

Two in the ticket department, with others joining sponsorships and ESPN 100.9-FM

By Matt DeVries | September 26, 2019 1:00 PM ET

With this season already in the rearview mirror, the Great Lakes Loons are excited to welcome four new members to the front office staff.

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Season Ends with the Wrong Sweep

Cubs too much to handle as Loons playoff run falls short

32 Justin Hagenman (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | September 8, 2019 10:19 PM ET

The season has come to an end. In what proved to be too tough a hurdle to overcome, the Great Lakes Loons fell to the South Bend Cubs on Sunday night 7-3 and were swept out of the Midwest League Playoffs. It was the seventh playoff appearance and fourth Eastern Division Finals appearance for the Loons.

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Loons Advance to MWL Eastern Division Finals

Series begins in South Bend on Saturday, returns home Sunday night

The team celebrates after clinching a series victory on Friday night. (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | September 6, 2019 11:28 PM ET

After spoiling their first chance to advance in the Midwest League Playoffs, the Great Lakes Loons were not about to let another opportunity be missed as they played one of their best games of the season in a 5-0 victory over the Lake County Captains in Game 3 of the first round on Friday night.

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It's Now Winner Take All

Loons shut out by Captains to even the series, force winner-take-all Friday matchup

36 Jasiel Alvino (Alex Seder / Great Lakes Loons)

By Matt DeVries | September 5, 2019 11:03 PM ET

It went down the wire. Entering the 9th inning, the Great Lakes Loons and Lake County Captains were still scoreless. That's when the Captains put up four runs en route to a 4-0 shutout victory over the Loons on Thursday night at Dow Diamond.

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Loons Coming Home with Series Advantage

Great Lakes arrives in Midland with two chances to advance to the MWL Eastern Division Finals

By Brad Tunney | September 5, 2019 7:34 AM ET

After finishing with the best overall record in the Midwest League, the Loons began postseason play on the road Wednesday night. In a best-of-three series against Lake County, Great Lakes stole game one 6-4 thanks to 13 hits and zero errors.

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Loons Drop Regular Season Finale

Great Lakes finishes with best overall record in the Midwest League

By Brad Tunney | September 2, 2019 5:18 PM ET

The Loons finished the 2019 regular season on Monday afternoon with a 6-3 loss to the Lake County Captains at Classic Park. Great Lakes will stay in Eastlake to begin the postseason on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

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Penultimate Regular Season Game Rained Out

Game will not be made up

By Brad Tunney | September 4, 2019 9:28 PM ET

After the Loons took game one in their final series of the season on Saturday night against Lake County, they were looking to win the current series and season series against the Captains on Sunday. But, with rain projected for many hours after the originally scheduled first pitch time of 6:00 p.m. EDT, the game was canceled before it even began.

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