Wisconsin’s Waukesha County is home to more than 140 lakes, including two (Pewaukee Lake and Big Muskego Lake) that span more than 2,000 acres. So it’s no surprise that a new baseball club scheduled to join the American Association next year in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, will have a name that focuses on the county’s plentiful bodies of water.
The new franchise today announced that its name will be the Lake Country DockHounds, the result of a name-the-team contest that received roughly 2,700 entries.
“We were blown away by the amount of support and participation from the community after we announced the new team and contest to help us find a name,” team owner Tom Kelenic said in a press release. “Now that the team has an identity that Lake Country can rally behind, it’s time to get to work building a first-class ballpark and a championship-winning team that we can all be proud of.”
The DockHounds will be the American Association’s second team in the greater Milwaukee area, joining the Milwaukee Milkmen. The team plans to unveil logos June 29.
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