The first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname, tells the story behind 100 nicknames of minor league baseball teams, from collegiate summer level to Triple-A. Minor league baseball team names tell the stories of towns throughout North America. Nicknames like T-Bones, Crosscutters, RubberDucks, Wingnuts, and Isotopes—to name just a few—are more than just whimsical, catchy brands. They carry significance unique to their local communities.
This collection of articles, originally published on this site, is collected in a handy printed compendium that reflects five years of interviews with front-office personnel from teams ranging from collegiate summer level to Triple-A, as well as designers like Jason Klein of Brandiose, Dan Simon of Studio Simon, and the inimitable Todd Radom.
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Paul Caputo is a grown man who collects plastic ice cream helmet sundaes from minor league baseball stadiums because he likes logos that much. He is the author of the first book published by SportsLogos.net, The Story Behind the Nickname: The Origins of 100 Classic, Contemporary, and Wacky Minor League Baseball Team Names. He can be found on Twitter at @Count2Baseball and he maintains the Countdown to Spring Training on Facebook. Paul is a Philadelphia sports fan, but he's not so bad.