These photos were taken on September 18, 2008. The
floodwaters from the Kalamazoo River surrounded the grandstands of the
baseball stadium for the Kalamazoo Kings,
leaving several feet of water on the field and in the dugouts.
According to the Kalamazoo
Gazette, "Hurricane Ike weakened drastically by the time
it reached West Michigan, but the deluge of water
managed to create a Category 5 problem for the Kalamazoo Kings.
Homer Stryker Field was flooded a day before the Kings were to
open the Frontier League championship series against the Windy City
Thunderbolts."1 In the end, the Kings played all of
their championship games in Chicago. They lost every one of them.
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next page highlighting the flooding in downtown Kalamazoo at the
intersection of Portage St. and E. Walnut St.
Several feet of water fill
Homer Stryker Field, the baseball stadium of the Kalamazoo Kings.
The outfield looks more like a
Rick Shanley. "Kings Homeless for Series." Kalamazoo
Tuesday, September 16, 2008.