Northern League introduces Lake County Corn Dogs

The town of Crown Point, Indiana, will be home to a new franchise in baseball’s pre-professional Northern League (formerly the Midwest Collegiate League). The Lake County Corn Dogs unveiled their nickname and logo this week, featuring a family-fun anthropomorphized corn dog sporting a baseball cap and glove, with the script “Corn Dogs” set against blue pinstripes in a blue circle.

The name was selected through a fan-based name-the-team contest.

“We believe the name personifies the fun, competitive spirit and family atmosphere that we will bring to Crown Point this summer,” said owner Ralph Flores during a press conference, quoted by the NWI Times.

This new iteration Northern League (which is not to be confused with several now-defunct leagues of the same name that date back to 1902) is populated by college players, amateur players whose college eligibility is expired, and players with limited professional experience. The league will take to the field this summer.