Press Releases


11/14/2016 3:11 PM -

GARY, IN – Manager of the Year. Defensive Player of the Year. No Hitter. Many great moments happened at the Steel Yard in 2016 and your chance to see the record breaking RailCats achieve greatness and push toward the playoffs is right around the corner!

The RailCats start 2017 on the road against the North Division champion St. Paul Saints from May 18th – 21st, and then head south for a three game series against the Kansas City T-Bones May 22nd to 24th.

Opening Day for the ‘Cats will be Friday, May 26th, beginning a three-game series with the Texas Airhogs. Opening Day will be the first of 12 explosive Fireworks shows, courtesy of Fifth Third Bank, including a special TWO DAY celebration of Independence Day on July 3rd and July 4th! The RailCats  are adding two special fireworks shows for Memorial Day Weekend on May 28th and Fan Appreciation Day on September 3rd.

“The release of our schedule really kicks off the 2017 season for us; it is a highly anticipated day for our front office!” said RailCats General Manager Brian Lyter. “Now all of the fun starts, penciling in fireworks dates, and planning out our full promotional schedule.”

On Wednesday, June 21st  the RailCats will host a special 12:10pm Youth and Senior Day game, with another on Thursday, July 20th.

"This is an exciting day for the entire RailCats organization.” said Manager of the Year, Greg Tagert  “The release of the schedule brings the anticipation level for 2017 even higher, as the future is very bright for our franchise."

The RailCats will welcome a new Texas foe to the Steel Yard from July 18th – July 20th. The Cleburne Railroaders became the American Association’s 12th team on October 6th.

“It’s a tremendous thrill,” Railroaders GM Robbie Fenyes said in an American Association press release “It was our goal all along to join the American Association, which is the premier league for professional minor league independent baseball.”

The RailCats will host two special pre-season “School Day Games” for area students on Tuesday, May 9th at 11:10am against the Schaumburg Boomers and Monday, May 15th at 11:10am against the Sioux Falls Canaries.

For updated promotional calendar, season ticket and group outing information call 219-882-2255 or visit

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A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun. 

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