The Lake County Captains are a minor league baseball team in Eastlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The team, a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, plays in the Midwest 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 drive from Eastlake.