Voting has ended on the name-the-team contest for the Class AA Southern League Biloxi team beginning play next year, with nearly 60,000 votes having been cast through the team’s website.
“Thanks to everyone for being so passionate about this process,” stated team General Manager Buck Rogers. “The team name and logo are going to represent this region very proudly. We are very excited to move on to the next step in our evolution.”
The team name and logo will be announced this fall.
The six finalists — as chosen by the fans during the name submission phases — are Beacon, Black Jacks, Mullets, Schooners, Shrimpers and Shuckers. You can read more about the names and their backgrounds here. The team is slated to begin play at MGM Park next season.
A grand total of 59,769 votes came in during the month-long voting phase from around the world, including Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, Italy and Bahrain. In fact, votes were received from six continents (North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
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