New baseball franchise Staten Island FerryHawks unveils name, logos

After a name-the-team contest that lasted more than four months, a new Staten Island-based franchise in the independent Atlantic League unveiled its name and logos this evening. The nickname FerryHawks was selected from seven finalists, which also included Harbor Heroes, Dragon Slayers, Responders, Front Liners, Watch Dogs, and Greenbelters. “A

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West Virginia Power rebrand as Charleston Dirty Birds

The professional minor league baseball team in Charleston, West Virginia, has played as the West Virginia Power since 2005—most of that time in the Class A South Atlantic League, and last year in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. That changed this week when the team unveiled a new

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Baseball returns to Hagerstown with Atlantic League team

Baseball fans in Hagerstown, Maryland, can look forward to naming a team in the coming months, thanks to an announcement from Downtown Baseball, LLC, owners of a new franchise in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Owners of the city’s new team said that they’ll solicit input on a

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Sweet Mosquitoes: The Story Behind the Sugar Land Skeeters

There are two things residents of Sugar Land, Texas, associate with their town. The first is the Imperial Sugar Company, headquartered there since moving from Louisiana in 1907. The second is mosquitoes, which are probably going to be a problem when you build a town on swampy marshland. First, the

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