The Best Minor League Baseball Team Names

Naming a professional sport’s team is serious business. Unless you’re talking about minor league baseball, that is. The monikers that these teams get tagged with often reflect a characteristic, animal or product of the region they’re in, but they also administer a healthy dose of humor. The Manistee News Advocate lists their Top 10 favorites.

  • Florence Y’alls (Florence, Kentucky) — no mascot, just the inclusive “y’all”
  • Gastonia Honey Hunters (Gastonia, North Carolina) — an aggressive badger
  • Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Binghamton, New York) — a fire-breathing carousel pony
  • Norwich Sea Unicorns (Norwich, Connecticut) — a narwhal
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Jacksonville, Florida) — yummy jumbo shrimp
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Hartford, Connecticut) — a yard goat is a tractor that moves trains around the trainyard, except this guy is just a goat
  • Amarillo Sod Poodles (Amarillo, Texas) — a prairie dog
  • Rocket City Trash Pandas (Madison, Alabama) — a racoon
  • Burlington Sock Puppet (Burlington, North Carolina) — yep, an actual sock puppet
  • Carolina Disco Turkeys (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) — a turkey in a white disco suit

My personal favorite used to be the Sugarland Skeeters…but they’re now the Sugarland Space Cowboys. Which is also a pretty solid name. The Montgomery Biscuits is also an honorable mention.

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