The Norwich Sea Unicorns announced that the team will be joining the Futures Collegiate Baseball League for the 2021 season. The club was one of 42 that were axed in order to save MLB owners money.
Sea Unicorns Owner and Managing Partner Miles Prentice stated: “We are very pleased to be able to keep baseball here in Norwich and the Futures League is a great home for Sea Unicorns baseball. We understand what this team and this facility means to the people of Norwich and surrounding communities. We look forward to providing the same level of affordable, family fun and excitement that fans have come to expect from a night out at Dodd Stadium for years to come.”
Also the Futures League was please to add a new franchise to the league: “We are thrilled to welcome the Norwich Sea Unicorns to the Futures League as our eighth team and look forward to showcasing our fun, exciting brand of baseball in a new area in southeast Connecticut,” FCBL Commissioner Joe Paolucci said. “Bringing in another former Minor League organization and facility is outstanding for our league. We can’t wait to continue providing high-quality baseball to a great New England community for years to come.”
The Futures Collegiate Baseball League was founded in 2011. The league is a collegiate wood-bat league that hosts top collegiate players from New England and other parts of the US.
The Sea Unicorns are the second former affiliated minor league team that joins the FCBL. They were preceded by the Vermont LakeMonsters.
The SeaUnicorns will start the 2021 season on the road on May 26 as they face the New Britain Bees. On May 31, the Sea Unicorns will play their first home game as FCBL franchise when they take on the Brockton Rox.