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baseball

Sports safety: it’s not just child’s play

Parents—take smart steps to ensure your children stay active and healthy.

Patient Story

‘A good moment’

A father in hospice care spends an evening at a Whitecaps game with his sons: "Just being with the kids is the main thing."

Patient Story

A heart for the diamond

Surgery and a steely resolve helped Howie Glupker, 76, put his heart attack behind him and the softball field ahead.

Patient Story

Knocking cancer out of the park

Seventeen children's hospital patients became celebrities for the night with the West Michigan Whitecaps.

In every game, there’s risk

Parents should know that athlete safety is less about choice of sport and more about a child's training.

Toy shopping? Keep an eye on safety

If you're buying sports balls or air guns for your little ones, it'd be wise to get them some eye protection, too.

Patient Story

Whitecaps players win with kids

Athletes might not win at board games, but they sure did win at coaxing smiles and giggles from kids in the hospital.

Want a brilliant season? Follow smart spring training

Strengthening the right muscles, pitch counts and proper rest can improve short- and long-term health for young pitchers.

Patient Story

Sports injuries spike

Football hogs the injury headlines this time of year, but plenty of other sports are to blame. Proper knowledge and good habits can help young athletes avoid common injuries.

Assessing the baseline

Dr. Matt Axtman covers the bases as a West Michigan Whitecaps team doctor.

Patient Story

Whitecaps wow kids

'This is the most fun he’s had all week," one mom says about the baseball players' visit with her son at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.