West Michigan Whitecaps Logo

West Michigan Whitecaps Logo
The visual metaphor behind the logo of the West Michigan Whitecaps is pretty transparent. You can see a whitecap – a wave with bubbles and streaks on its breaking crest.

Meaning and History logo

West Michigan Whitecaps Logo history


The West Michigan Whitecaps, Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, were established in 1994. The team has been playing in the Midwest League ever since.

Main symbol

West Michigan Whitecaps Symbol
Adopted in 2014, the West Michigan Whitecaps logo is a stylized depiction of a wave with a whitecap of bubbles. The wave is anthropomorphized – at least, it has eyes.

Alternative emblem

West Michigan Whitecaps emblem
The additional logo introduced in 2013 shows a clear connection with the parent team, the Detroit Tigers. Now, the whitecap has several tiger’s features, including the tail, teeth, ears, and eyes.