– A lug nut is a nut with one rounded or conical (tapered) end, used on steel and most aluminum wheels. A set of lug nuts are typically used to secure a wheel to threaded wheel studs and thereby to a vehicle’s axles.
– The Lansing Lugnuts are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays, that plays in the Midwest League
One of the fun parts of living in Michigan is seeing the impact of the auto industry in so many of the cities. We think of Detroit as the auto capital but historically factories were spread out across the state. Pontiacs were made in Pontiac….Buick was built in Flint…Lansing was all about Oldsmobile…and so forth.
We were visiting family near Lansing, Michigan and went with them to see a minor league baseball game. Of course they had to have some sort of auto-related name…The LUGNUTS!
The Lansing Lugnuts played and won a great game. We were treated to a fireworks show immediately following the game. It was a nice evening of fun and fellowship.