Welcome to UPMC Park, home of the SeaWolves and situated less than a mile from picturesque Lake Erie. Nestled in northwest Pennsylvania, the Tiger faithful flock here to enjoy some seriously sweet hot dogs and cheer on Detroit’s future with Erie’s swashbuckling wolf mascot.
Erie SeaWolves (Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers since 2001)
Established: 1995 (in the short-season Class A New York-Penn League)
Ballpark: UPMC Park (opened 1995)
Notable Alumni: Alex Avila, Nick Castellanos, Curtis Granderson, JosÃ© GuillÃ©n, Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller, Casey Mize, Aramis Ramirez, Fernando Rodney, Tarik Skubal, Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya
Minor League baseball in Erie dates back to the Erie Sailors in the early 1900s, with stops and restarts in between. The city had a short-season New York-Penn League team under various organizations in the 1980s and 1990s. For decades, those teams made their home at Ainsworth Field, a small park in southwest Erie where Babe Ruth once played.