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SOUTHWEST: AKR Akron (CLE) · A LT Altoona (PIT) BOW Bowie (BAL) · ERI Erie (DET) HBG Harrisburg (WAS) · RIC Richmond (SF) NORTHEAST: BNG Binghamton (NYM) · HFD Harord (COL) NH New Hampshire (TOR) · POR Portland (BOS) REA Reading (PHI) · SOM Somerset (NYY) 2023 ERIE SEAWOLVES SCHEDULEAPRIL JULYMAYJUNEAUGUSTSEPTEMBERAKR6:35AKR7:05AKR6:05ALT6:05ALT1:35ALT6:05ALT6:05ALT12:35ALT1:35RIC11:05RIC6:35RIC6:35RIC6:35RIC6:05RIC1:35POR6:05POR1:35POR6:05POR6:05POR12:35POR1:35BOW6:35BOW7:05BOW6:35RIC6:05RIC1:35RIC6:05RIC6:05RIC11:05RIC1:35HBG6:05HBG11:0 0HBG6:30HBG7:00HBG6:00HBG1:00SOM6:35SOM6:35SOM6:05SOM6:05SOM11:05SOM1:35BOW6:35BOW11:05BOW1:05RIC6:35RIC6:35RIC6:35RIC6:35RIC6:05RIC1:35BOW6:35BOW6:05BOW6:05BOW6:05BOW6:05BOW1:35HBG12:00HBG6:30HBG6:30HBG7:00HBG6:00HBG1:00HFD7:10HFD7:10HFD7:10HFD7:10HFD6:10HFD1:10AKR6:35AKR6:05AKR6:05AKR6:05AKR6:05AKR6:35ALT6:00ALT6:00ALT6:00ALT6:00ALT6:00ALT1:00HFD6:05HFD6:35HFD1:35BNG6:35BNG1:05BNG6:35BNG7:05BNG6:07BNG1:05AKR6:35AKR6:05AKR6:05AKR6:05AKR12:35AKR1:35HBG6:35HBG6:05HBG6:05HBG6:05HBG12:35HBG1:35ALT6:00ALT12:05ALT6:00ALT6:00ALT6:00ALT6:00AKR6:35AKR6:35AKR6:35AKR7:05AKR7:05AKR2:05BOW6:35BOW6:05BOW6:05BOW6:05BOW6:05BOW1:35ALT6:05ALT6:05ALT6:05ALT6:05ALT6:05ALT1:35SOM6:35SOM6:35SOM6:35SOM6:35SOM6:35SOM1:05RIC6:05RIC6:05RIC6:05RIC6:05RIC6:05RIC1:35ALL-STAR BREAKHOME AWAYSchedule as of 4/2/2023. All dates and mes are subject to change.FIREWORKS
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Thank you for joining us for the 2023 season of SeaWolves Baseball. We are honored to serve the Erie community and we appreciate you making us your choice for family fun. Last season will be remembered as one of the greatest in team history. Erie earned its rst appearance in the Eastern League Championship Series and won a pair of playo games at UPMC Park. The fans gave all their energy and delivered the league’s best playo environment by a wide margin! With support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Erie Events, UPMC Park is now one of the country’s nest and most interesting minor league parks. The SeaWolves have won both local and industry awards due to the support of our fans, team partners, and Crew Members. Thank you for your commitment to helping us deliver quality family fun through Double-A professional baseball in Erie.We look forward to making your day both fun and memorable. On behalf of team owner Fernando Aguirre and all of our Crew Members, welcome to UPMC Park and thank you for joining us.With gratitude,Greg ColemanTeam PresidentLANDSCAPINGFLORAL & GIFTGARDENCENTERPOWEREQUIPMENTWELCOME TO UPMC PARK
SEAWOLVES FIELD STAFFGABE ALVAREZMANAGER • #7FRANCISCO CONTRERASHITTING COACH • #58JUAN PIMENTELPITCHING COACH • #24MATT MALOTTBENCH COACH • #34DONNY TRAPPSTRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHCHRIS VICKATHLETICTRAINERABOUT THE SKIPPERGabe Alvarez is in his second season with Erie. In 2022, he led the SeaWolves to the franchise’s best playoff finish. Before joining the Tigers system, Gabe spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Southern California. Gabe was selected in the second round of the 1995 amateur draft by San Diego. After three seasons in the minors, he was selected by Arizona in the 1997 Expansion Draft and traded to the Tigers. Gabe made his MLB debut with Detroit on June 22, 1998.NICK WHEELERASSISTANTATHLETIC TRAINERBaseball Information Assistant: Brian Duffley • Dietitian: Amanda JohnsonHome Clubhouse Mgr.: Jourdan Polanco • Visiting Clubhouse Mgr.: Christian Babo
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ATMAn ATM is conveniently located inside the SeaWolves Team Store. Please note that the majority of stadium food and beverage transaction points accept only electronic payment forms. ALCOHOL POLICYIn compliance with Pennsylvania law, alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. Fans may be asked to show a valid ID at the time of purchase. The Erie SeaWolves reserve the right to refuse any sale. Alcohol is served until the first pitch of the ninth inning.AUTOGRAPHSAutographs will be subject to health and safety conditions. Guests will be asked to comply with any local or MLB policy in place. Players are not permitted to sign autographs during the game. Prior to most games, kids 12 & under can arrive early to get an autograph at the CVS Kids Autograph Corner.BOX OFFICE HOURSNon-Game Days (during season):Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.Closed holidays including 5/29, 7/4, & 9/4.Game Days: 10 a.m.- 15 minutes after gameWindow will open at 9 a.m. for 11:05 a.m. starts.BROADCASTSSeaWolves fans can listen to every game on Fox Sports Radio 1330 AM WFNN, at seawolves.com, or with the iHeart app on your mobile device. Every SeaWolves game is available to watch via streaming with the Bally Live app for free or a paid subscription to MLB.TV (select the Tigers as your favorite team to have access to their affiliates’ games all season long!)CAMERASHandheld cameras are permitted in UPMC Park. Flash photography, tripods, drone use, and video reproduction are prohibited. For professional credentials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.CASHLESS POINTS OF SALEMost food and drink checkouts, including all portable locations, will be cashless in 2023. If you need an electronic payment method, food and beverage gift cards can be purchased with cash at the UPMC Park Box Office. ELEVATORSElevators are located on the concourse near the Sweet Spot and by the Picnic Perch in right field. Elevators offer access to suites and sections 201-206. Ticketed Stadium Club Guests can access the left field gathering space via elevator as well. FAN CODE OF CONDUCTTo provide a welcoming experience for all, the SeaWolves have implemented a Fan Code of Conduct. Full details can be found on page 18 of Play Ball magazine.FIELD RAMPA ramp to field-level is located in right field for fans with accessibility devices. FIRST AIDThe EmergyCare First Aid Room is located next to the Sweet Spot. Emergency medical personnel are on duty at each game for the safety and convenience of all fans.FLAGSHIP FUNLANDLocated near the UPMC Park entrance, Flagship Funland features a variety of free attractions for kids compliments of PA Virtual Charter School. UPMC PARK INFORMATION
UPMC PARK INFORMATIONFOOD & DRINKSNo outside food or beverage is permitted. Concession stands and portable stands are located throughout UPMC Park.FOUL BALLSFans are welcome to keep any baseball hit or thrown into the stands. Please be aware that bats and thrown or batted balls can cause personal injury. For your safety, please pay attention to the game at all times. The Erie SeaWolves are not liable for any harm, injuries, or damage sustained by any spectator, or to any spectator’s property, including all risks - whether seen or unforeseen.GUEST SERVICESBlaze Pizza Guest Services is located just inside the main entrance to assist with in-formation and inquiries and to serve as a check-in area for game day experiences. Fans attending their first game can also request a First Game Certificate at Blaze Pizza Guest Services.HEALTH PROTOCOLSHealth and safety conditions may evolve during the baseball season. Guests must adhere to any applicable public health or MLB measures at the time of attendance. LOST & FOUNDLost and found items should be reported to Blaze Pizza Guest Services. After each game, misplaced items will be taken to the UPMC Park Box Office. Inquiries can be made to (814) 456-1300.MERCHANDISEThe Team Store is open Monday-Friday (10 a.m.- 4 p.m., excluding holidays). In-season, you can shop during games and on Saturdays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) too. You can also shop anytime at seawolves.com. PROHIBITED ITEMSProhibited items are posted near the stadium entrance. All Guests are expected to comply, and failure to do so will result in ejection.PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAYSOn some game days, promotional items may be given to a select number of attendees (e.g., first 1,000 attendees). Items are limited to one per ticketed guest. An individual holding multiple tickets is not entitled to multiple items. Guests must attend the game and meet the advertised criteria to receive an item.RESTROOMSRestrooms are located along the first and third base concourses, on the suite level, and at the Bud Light Party Deck. All restrooms are handicap accessible and offer diaper changing areas.SECURITYSecurity officers are present before, during, and after all games throughout the ballpark. If security is needed at any time, please see the nearest SeaWolves Crew Member to assist.SMOKINGErie Events facilities, including UPMC Park, are smoke-free. Guests wishing to smoke may exit the stadium and present their ticket at the gate for re-entry. TICKETSFans can purchase SeaWolves tickets at the UPMC Park Box Office or online at seawolves.com. Fans purchasing before game day or online can save money versus game day ticket prices. To book a group outing or to learn more about special events and ticket packages, please call (814) 456-1300.
1001 State Street • Erie, PA • (814) 455-8008Mon-Fri: 9 am-2 pm • We Cater By ReservationFranco’s Cafe is here for you with clean, fast and friendly service. Hunger Disappears in Erie’s Tallest Building.BREAKFAST • COFFEE • FRESH FRUITSOUPS • SALAD BAR • PANINISSANDWICHES • WRAPS • BURGERSOrder Online at FrancosFresh.comFrancosCafeErieSOUTHWEST DIVISIONNORTHEAST DIVISIONAltoona CurvePittsburgh Pirates Akron RubberDucksCleveland GuardiansErie SeaWolvesDetroit TigersBowie BaysoxBaltimore OriolesRichmond Flying SquirrelsSan Francisco GiantsHarrisburg SenatorsWashington NationalsHartford Yard GoatsColorado RockiesBinghamton Rumble PoniesNew York MetsPortland Sea DogsBoston Red SoxNew Hampshire Fisher CatsToronto Blue JaysSomerset PatriotsNew York YankeesReading Fightin PhilsPhiladelphia PhilliesEASTERN LEAGUE... when your health is on the line. www.EmergyCare.org Expertise Matters ..."I was relieved when I saw EmergyCare. They set a high standard for their crews,and I am so glad they are serving the Erie and Northwest Pennsylvania area."George T814-870-1010
SOUTHWEST DIVISIONNORTHEAST DIVISIONAltoona CurvePittsburgh Pirates Akron RubberDucksCleveland GuardiansErie SeaWolvesDetroit TigersBowie BaysoxBaltimore OriolesRichmond Flying SquirrelsSan Francisco GiantsHarrisburg SenatorsWashington NationalsHartford Yard GoatsColorado RockiesBinghamton Rumble PoniesNew York MetsPortland Sea DogsBoston Red SoxNew Hampshire Fisher CatsToronto Blue JaysSomerset PatriotsNew York YankeesReading Fightin PhilsPhiladelphia PhilliesEASTERN LEAGUE... when your health is on the line. www.EmergyCare.org Expertise Matters ..."I was relieved when I saw EmergyCare. They set a high standard for their crews,and I am so glad they are serving the Erie and Northwest Pennsylvania area."George T814-870-1010
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THE ROAD TO DETROITDETROIT TIGERSAMERICAN LEAGUE (MLB)COMERICA PARK2100 Woodward AvenueDetroit, MI 48201-3470www.tigers.comTOLEDO MUD HENSINTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)FIFTH THIRD FIELD406 Washington StreetToledo, OH 43604www.mudhens.comERIE SEAWOLVESEASTERN LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)UPMC PARK831 French StreetErie, PA 16501www.seawolves.comWEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPSMIDWEST LEAGUE (HIGH-A)LMCU BALLPARK4500 West River DriveComstock Park, MI 49321www.whitecapsbaseball.comLAKELAND FLYING TIGERSFLORIDA STATE LEAGUE (SINGLE-A)PUBLIX FIELD AT JOKER MARCHANT STADIUM2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd.Lakeland, FL 33805www.lakelandflyingtigers.com
To provide a welcoming experience for all, the Erie SeaWolves have implemented a Fan Code of Conduct. Out of respect for fellow Guests, players, coaches, and ballpark staff, all guests are prohibited from:• Trespassing on the playing field at any time;• Interfering with baseballs that are in play;• Throwing or tossing objects on the field or at another fan;• Using foul, obscene or derogatory language or gestures;• Misusing or overconsuming alcohol, including, underage consumption;• Smoking inside the stadium;• Behaving in a manner that is disruptive, unruly, or abusive;• Accessing areas of the ballpark without a proper ticket or pass;• Misusing tickets, passes, or credentials in any way; or• Bringing prohibited items into the ballpark (as noted at entrance).Derogatory language is defined as offensive language concerning a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, or national origin, and anyone using such language is subject to automatic ejection from the ballpark. Violations of the Fan Code of Conduct will not be tolerated and may lead to ejection from the ballpark, a ban on attending future games, or other consequences. Guests who are found to have used derogatory language will be ejected from the ballpark.Guests are encouraged to report violations of the Fan Code of Conduct to the nearest ballpark staff member. This can be done in person, at the Blaze Pizza Guest Services booth (near the stadium entrance), directly with UPMC Park security personnel, or by calling 814-456-1300.FAN CODE OF CONDUCT
COMMUNITY IMPACTThe SeaWolves Community Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children and adults in the Erie region. The SeaWolves Community Fund places aspecial emphasis on supporting youthprograms focused on baseball, education,and wellness by developing partnershipswith those who share in our mission. To learn how your organization can get involved with SeaWolves Community Fund efforts or host your own fundraising event at UPMC Park, call 814-456-1300 or go to SeaWolvesCare.com.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS3: To start the 2023 season, Erie had back-to-back-to-back Eastern League Players of the Week. Gage Workman (pictured at right) hit .333 with six extra-base hits against Altoona (April 10-16). Colt Keith hit .542 with a 1.468 OPS versus Richmond (April 17-23). Trei Cruz capped the trio by hitting .421 with three HR versus Portland (April 24-30). 2,500: SeaWolves broadcaster Greg Gania called his 2,500th career Minor League Baseball game on May 17, 2023 at Harrisburg. Greg has been the voice of SeaWolves baseball since 2006. Congrats to Greg on a tremendous milestone!3,000: On May 5, 2023, Diego Rincones hit a home run in a 7-4 win at Bowie. The solo shot was the 3,000th homer in SeaWolves history.15,000: Two days after Rincones’ record-setting blast, Gage Workman homered to give the SeaWolves their 15,000th RBI (runs batted in) in team history.From jersey numerals to the statistics in each game’s box score, baseball is a numbers game. Here’s a look at some recent notable SeaWolves numbers.Photo Credit: Mike Godlewski. Thanks to Tom Reisenweber of GoErie.com for his team research.
EASTERN LEAGUE OPPONENTSEASTERN LEAGUE OPPONENTSMAY 23-28JUNE 6-11JUNE 28-JULY 3Bowie BaysoxAffiliate: Baltimore OriolesBaseball America System Rank: #1Last Playoff Appearance: 2021Manager: Kyle MoorePitching Coach: Forrest HerrmannHitting Coach: Sherman JohnsonFundamentals Coach: Tim DeJohnDevelopment Coach: Ryan Gollwww.baysox.comDid You Know? Erie earned a playoff spot in 2022 when Akron defeated Bowie on the final day of the regular season. The SeaWolves went on to play Somerset in the Eastern League Championship Series. Akron RubberDucksAffiliate: Cleveland IndiansBaseball America System Rank: #4Last Playoff Appearance: 2021Manager: Rouglas OdorBench Coach: Daniel RobertsonPitching Coach: Brad GoldbergHitting Coach: Michael MergenthalerAsst. Hitting Coach: Ian Forsterwww.akronrubberducks.comSomerset PatriotsAffiliate: New York YankeesBaseball America System Rank: #15Last Playoff Appearance: 20222022 Eastern League ChampionsManager: Raul DominguezPitching Coach: Grayson CrawfordHitting Coach: Jake HirstDefensive Coach: Aaron Bossiwww.somersetpatriots.com
GAME DAY GIVEAWAYS*First 1,000 ticketed fans. Some restrictions may apply. All promotions subject to change. Main gate opens approximately one hour prior to game time.FEATURED PROMOTIONSJuly 1PatrioticJerseysVelocity NetworkMORE UPMC PARK FUNFri, June 30 vs. Akron (6:35 PM)Sun, July 2 vs. Akron (6:35 PM)Mon, July 3 vs. Akron (6:05 PM)August 5James ConnerBobbleheadsUPMC HamotSeptember 16LightweightHooded PulloversTONI&GUYAugust 27Youth JerseysErie CatholicSchool SystemJuly 15Christmas in JulyWinter HatsAriensJuly 29Short-SleeveRaglan HoodiesNAMI of Erie CountyAges 12 &Younger
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