Finalists have been revealed for the Staten Island Yankees‘ (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) name the team voting, leaving fans with five possible monikers.
Earlier this summer, the SI Yankees announced their intention to rebrand for the 2017 season. The process began with the team allowing fans to submit suggestions for names. According to the SI Yankees’ estimates, the team received more than 2,000 submissions starting on June 20.
Those submissions have been whittled down to five candidates for a new name. Below are the choices, along with descriptions from the team:
Staten Island Bridge Trolls
Bridge Trolls commemorates the iconic bridges that connect Staten Island, while embracing the kind of wacky names Minor League Baseball is known for.
Staten Island Heroes
The Heroes honors the civil servants and military personnel of Staten Island and New York who work tirelessly to uphold our American values.
Staten Island Killer Bees
Killer Bees pays tribute to Staten Island’s musical and cultural impact. Fans will be “buzzing” over our bee-themed promotions!
Staten Island Pizza Rats
Like Staten Islanders and New Yorkers, these natives are tenacious, enterprising and know where to find the best food in the city.
Staten Island Rock Pigeons
Another animal synonymous with the city, the Rock Pigeons celebrates Staten Island – known by locals as “The Rock.”