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.”


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