RailCats shortstop Zac Mitchell goes to catch a ground ball that jumped up in the infield in July. Both the team and the city of Gary would like a new playing surface, as the field has seen 11 seasons of baseball and 11 harsh Northwest Indiana weather changes.
Fans gather at the giant pretzel booth last month at the U.S. Steel Yard. The contract with the city Gary requires the RailCats to pay $150,000 to the city for the first 150,000 fans in paid attendance that walk through the gates each year and an additional $1.25 after 150,000 and up to 200,000.
Rusty bends down to interact with some of the younger fans during the RailCats game in July at the SteelYard in Gary. In minor league sports, while winning can be a catalyst, the entertainment value of an overall nightly game – from contests on the field to mascots – is what makes a team successful.
Fans at RailCats game in July bounce giant lottery balls in the air between innings for a chance to win some prizes. In minor league sports, while winning can be a catalyst, the entertainment value of an overall nightly game – from contests on the field to mascots – is what makes a team successful.
Christian Guerrero takes a swing at low fast ball Sunday afternoon at the SteelYard as the RailCats hosted Fargo-Moorhead.
James Adkins gets ready to throw his pitch Sunday afternoon as the RailCats hosted Fargo-Moorhead at the SteelYard.
RailCats third baseman Brian Kolb tries to catch a fly ball over his head backwards Sunday afternoon at the SteelYard during Gary's game against Fargo-Moorhead.
Rusty stand on top of the RailCats dugout Sunday and gets ready to argue a call against his team.
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