Kinston baseball club to be the Wood Ducks, not the Shaggers or Hamhawks

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT/WNCN) — Skipping options including the Shaggers and the Hogzillas, the Texas Rangers on Wednesday announced their minor-league affiliate in Kinston will be known as the Down East Wood Ducks.

Photo by WNCT
Photo by WNCT

Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy confirmed the name on Wednesday after the Rangers made an announcement.

The five finalists for the name were the Down East Eagles, Down East Hamhawks, Down East Hogzillas, Down East Shaggers or the Down East Wood Ducks.

There’s not a logo yet, but the team’s Twitter account said it will be “hatching soon.”

PREVIOUS STORIES:

HamHawks? Shaggers? Kinston residents upset with choice of names for new baseball team

Kinston’s new minor league baseball team puts nickname up to fan vote

Professional baseball returning to Kinston in 2017

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s