|Lake County Captains|
Founded in 1991
|Minor league affiliations|
|Class||Class A-Advanced (from 2021)|
|Previous classes||Class A (1991-2020)|
|League||Mid-Atlantic League (from 2021)|
|Midwest League (2010-2020)|
South Atlantic League (1991-2009)
|Major league affiliations|
|Team||Cleveland Indians (1991-present)|
|Minor league titles|
|Name||Lake County Captains (2003-present)|
|Colors||Navy blue, light, blue, white|
|Mascots||Skipper, Skippy, Captain Clipper, and Captain Kenny|
|Ballpark||Classic Park (2003-present)|
|Golden Park (1991-2002)|
|Peter Carfagna, Rita Murphy-Carfagna, & Ray Murphy|
|General Manager||Jen Yorko|
|Media||MiLB.TV, WFUN 970 AM, and WINT 1330 AM|
The Lake County Captains are a Minor League Baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, that is currently the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. As of the 2021 season, the Captains will be members of the newly-formed Mid-Atlantic League.
The Captains joined the Midwest League following the 2009 season in a shuffle caused by the Columbus Catfish's move to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 2009 season. The move alleviated travel costs and time, as it was the South Atlantic League's northernmost team. The nearest team (the West Virginia Power in Charleston) is a 256-mile (412 km) drive from Eastlake.
Prior to the 2003 season, the club was based in Columbus, Georgia and known as the Columbus RedStixx. The Captains play their home games in Classic Park, which has a capacity of 6,157 and opened in 2003 as Eastlake Stadium. The current stadium name is the result of a naming rights arrangement; the sponsor is Classic Automotive Group, a major area chain of auto dealerships. Classic Park hosted the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 20, 2006.
Columbus Indians (73-69)
Columbus RedStixx (823-711)
Lake County Captains (853-810 entering 2016)
The names of all Captains players and franchise alumni who have advanced to play Major League Baseball are all enshrined in the Lake County Captains Call-Up Club at Classic Park. The Call-Up Club also includes former Captains coaches and managers who've made it to Major League Baseball coaching staffs as well. A new wall of bronze plaques was installed at the main entrance of Classic Park in August of the 2017 season. The previous "Walk of Fame" started in the outfield of Classic Park and was moved to an interior wall of the ballpark near the right field corner of the stadium.