Lexington Legends Adopt New Moniker

Two years after the club was cut from affiliated ball by MLB, the Lexington Legends have adopted a new identity. Currently playing in the Atlantic League (Indy), the team has named itself the Lexington Counter Clocks. Just like the name Legends, the new moniker relates to the horse racing, which Lexington is (world) famous for. …

Grand Juction Rockies are no more…

The Grand Junction Rockies are no more. But don't despair, the club only re-branded, so it is not lost for baseball. Since the inauguration in 2012, the club was named after the parent club with the same moniker. But the other day, the club unveiled its new name and new colors. It has been a …

Old League Names Return to Minor League Baseball

In the past year, the various leagues in Minor League Baseball had sterile names like AAA-West, and AAA-East) after MLB took over in a money grab move. Today, MiLB/MLB announced that the old names will return for the 2022 season. At the same time, a new logo for the Pacific Coast League was presented. In …

It’s The Sugar Land Space Cowboys For 2022

Last week, the Sugar Land Skeeters (AAA, Houston Astros) announced it would change its name into Sugar Land Space Cowboys. The name, of course, is more fitting to the Houston area because of the western history but also due to the space industry. Today, the club presented its new logo and merch for 2022. And …

Yankees Allegedly Cut Ties With Staten Island Namesake Due to Temporary Name

According to the New York Post, and if they write about it it must be true 😉 , the New York Yankees cut the ties with the Staten Island Yankees (former low A affiliate) because of the temporary moniker the farm team used. Through the years since 2018, the SI Yankees adopted a temporary moniker …

Bowling Green HotRods Presents 2022 Logos And Uniforms

The High A Affiliate of the Tamp Bay Rays, the Bowling Green HotRods, presented its new logos and uniforms for the 2022 season today. The new look is quite a bit different than the previous one. As you can see, the logos are very different. The old ones were more stylized. The new ones are …

Staten Island Atlantic League Team Presents New Moniker

The new Atlantic League team that will play in Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the ballpark of the former Staten Island Yankees, has presented its new moniker and new logos. The team will be called the Staten Island FerryHawks. After a name the team contest, the name was part of a fan vote together with Harbor …

West Virginia Power rebrands

Yes. It is that time of the year again. Uuuhm. Not quite. Normally, rebrandings happen after the season but apparently, the Atlantic League doesn't mind. As a result the West Virginia Power rebranded between the two games of a doubleheader against the Long Island Ducks. Minor League Baseball, even before the money grab move of …

Beloit Snappers Will Rebrand This Fall

Earlier this year, the Beloit Snappers put their rebranding on hold. The intention was to adopt a new name with the opening of their new ballpark. But as the construction of the ballpark was delayed, the club decided to postpone the rebrand. After twenty years or so, the club decided it was time for a …

Cleburne RailRoaders present new hats

The Cleburne RailRoaders, the team from Texas that debuted in the American Association in 2017, has rebranded a while ago. Next to the new logo and jerseys the club presented a few weeks ago, the club came up with their new caps today. With their new look, the club is emphasizing its Texan heritage. The …

Elizabethton RiverRiders Present Home Jersey

The Elizabethton RiverRiders of the Appalachian League has presented its home jersey on Twitter. A basic but very nice jersey. Of course, the jersey is white. The fabric is a kind of mesh. The sleeves are adorned with a blue piping at the bottom but that is about it when it comes to decoration. The …

Kansas City Monarchs Also Present a Throwback Jersey

Through their Twitter account, the Kansas City Monarchs (former Kansas City T-Bones) presented the home and the road jersey. Little did yours truly know about a third, throwback jersey that team will wear. I had to find out through the Twitter account of Minor League Promos, that the club will sport a throwback jersey as …

Kansas City Monarchs New Uniforms Very Disappointing

When the Kansas City T-Bones came out with the news they had adopted the name of the Kansas City Monarchs to honor the famed Negro League team from the past, yours truly was looking forward to the new uniforms. Today the club presented its new look and what a bummer it is. In the presence …

Somerset Patriots Unveil New Jerseys

With a big wink to the parent club, the new AA farm team of the Yankees have unveiled their new uniforms. Once again, a minor league club wants to look like the parent club. The Somerset Patriots did not only leave their identity behind by joining the new style Minor League Baseball that is now …

Another Appy League Team Rebrands

Just in: The former Johnson City Cardinals, the St. Louis namesake in the Appalachian League, has announced its new name and logo. The team will compete under the name Johnson City Doughboys. According to a Tweet by @benzbis, Doughboys was slang for US infantry men at the European theatre in World War I. From 1935, …

Hudson Valley adopts Yankee look

Another Minor League team has adopted the look of the parent club. The Hudson Valley Renegades introduced their new look today. Especially the cap logo ooks like the famous interlocking NY logo of the Yankees. The Yankee look of the Renegades The club also adopted the pinstripes. The road uniform looks very similar to that …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: V

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained. This time the letter:VUnfortunately, no new …

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