Category Archives: General

New Names for 2015: Daytona Tortugas and Oklahoma City Dodgers

Two new team name announcements were made this week: The Daytona Cubs are now the Daytona Tortugas.  Since they went from a Cubs affiliate to a Reds affiliate, a team name was expected.  The name is Spanish for turtles.  I’m … Continue reading

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Biloxi team to be called Shuckers

The relocating Huntsville Stars will be known as the Biloxi Shuckers.  The oyster-based name is fairly unique and does fit the area well.  The Brewers AA team looks like is won’t have its new stadium open in time for the … Continue reading

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South Bend changes name to Cubs

The South Bend Silver Hawks have changed their name to the South Bend Cubs.  In recent years, teams have been getting away from sharing the nickname of their affiliation, but this will identify the team with its new major league … Continue reading

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Pulaski Mariners not returning in 2015

The Mariners have decided not to keep their Appalachian League team for the 2015 season.  Calfee Park has been sold and despite planned upgrades, it would likely not host a team next season.  I don’t know if this means the … Continue reading

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Jamestown Jammers Moving to Morgantown, WV in 2015

The Jamestown Jammers will be moving to Morgantown, WV for the 2015 season.  This isn’t a surprise as this has been rumored for a few years.  It also mentions that it will be a Pirates affiliate, which makes the most … Continue reading

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Huntsville Stars Moving to Biloxi, MS for 2015 Season

The Huntsville Stars will be moving to Biloxi, Mississippi for the 2015 season.  Biloxi has been working on building a new stadium and obtaining a minor league team.  It makes the most sense for a Southern League team to play … Continue reading

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Cardinals to purchase Memphis Redbirds

The St. Louis Cardinals are buying the Memphis Redbirds, their AAA affiliate.  This is being done because of financial issues with the Redbirds.  There wasn’t much of a chance that Memphis was going to be an affiliate of any other … Continue reading

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Akron Aeros now Akron RubberDucks

The Akron Aeros have changed their name to the Akron RubberDucks.  I’m not much of a fan of this name change because it’s a bit too gimmicky for me.  I know they wanted to include rubber in there because of … Continue reading

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El Paso team called Chihuahuas

The Padres AAA affiliate in 2014 will be called the El Paso Chihuahuas.  While it doesn’t use one the names used in El Paso in the past, I think that it’s a good fit.  It has a good mascot and … Continue reading

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Bristol White Sox now Pirates Affiliate

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to an affiliation with the Bristol White Sox in the Appalachian League.  I assume that the team will be renamed the Bristol Pirates, but that hasn’t been announced yet.  I’m not surprised by this since … Continue reading

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