Worcester Baseball Unveils Five Finalists in Team Naming Contest

Baseball to return to Fitton Field in June 2014

October 30th, 2013 by 

baseball
From left, Michael V. O’Brien, Worcester’s city manager; local team owner John W.S. Creedon Jr.; Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross; Timothy Murray, president of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Christopher Hall, Futures League Commissioner; announce new summer baseball partnership on Sept. 30, 2013 at press conference overlooking Fitton Field.

Worcester baseball will return to Fitton Field at the College of the Holy Cross in June. But one question still remains: who will the Worcester-area community be cheering for in the stands? The Worcester Bravehearts? How about the Worcester True Blues?

Worcester Baseball has identified the top five finalists submitted by fans to name Worcester’s new team in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. “More than 1,000 names were submitted to team officials,” according to David Peterson, general manager of the new team.

The five finalist names are:

  • Worcester Bravehearts: an homage to Worcester’s brave men and women in uniform serving locally and abroad as well as a reference to “the Heart of the Commonwealth.” Submitted by Kevin Hunt of Charlton, Mass.
  • Worcester Canal Diggers: a reference to Worcester’s industrial history where scores of Irish immigrants dug the Blackstone canal through the region. Submitted by David Mitchell of Worcester, Mass.
  • Worcester Freight Trains: a reference to Worcester’s proud past and present operationof locomotives. Submitted by Jack Margoupis of Sutton, Mass.
  • Worcester Mighty Caseys: a nod to the poem, “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888,” written by Ernest Thayer on Chatham Street in Worcester. Submitted by Cecilia Foley of Worcester, Mass.
  • Worcester True Blues: meaning “unwaveringly or staunchly loyal, especially to a person, a cause, etc.; the real deal” and a reference to Worcester’s pride and blue collar heritage. Submitted by Kris Hart of Boston, Mass.

Last month, Holy Cross announced the new partnership with the City, local business owner John W.S. Creedon Jr., and the Futures League, at a press conference overlooking Fitton Field.

Cast your vote by Nov. 8 at www.WorcesterBaseball.com.

The team will then begin the process of designing a logo and is planning to unveil it with the team name in early December.

Related Information

Photography by Christian Santillo

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News, News

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
05/26/15 ‘White House point man on Freddie Gray has deep ties to Baltimore’
05/24/15 Blog: Dunbar Sets Out On Pilgrimage to Explore Roots of American Music
05/22/15 Holy Cross Awards 724 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises
05/22/15 First Nativity School of Worcester Student to Graduate from Holy Cross
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Holy Cross Awards 724 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Watch Video >
See video
Senior Spotlight: Holy Cross Is the Place to Strive Academically and Athletically, Says Evan Ocello

Watch Video >
See video
Senior Spotlight: Holy Cross Provides Small Campus with Big Reputation, says Valedictorian Nick Cormier

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

05/29/2015

Collaboration: James Stroud ‘80 and Center Street Studio

See More >
05/30/2015

Collaboration: James Stroud ‘80 and Center Street Studio

See More >
06/01/2015

Collaboration: James Stroud ‘80 and Center Street Studio

See More >
06/02/2015

Collaboration: James Stroud ‘80 and Center Street Studio

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

05/22/15

First Nativity School of Worcester Student to Graduate from Holy Cross

When Joao Vickttor “Joveto” De Carvalho ’15 walks across the stage at the College of the Holy Cross Commencement exercises, not only will he be the first member of...

05/19/15

‘New Brookings Study Shows Holy Cross Adds Value to Alumni Mid-Career Earnings’

The College of the Holy Cross fares well in new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, titled “Beyond College Rankings, a Value-Added Approach to Assessing...

05/19/15

‘USA Today Ranks Holy Cross No. 2 Among the 10 Best Roman Catholic Colleges in the Country’

USA Today College

According to USA Today College, the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 2 among the 10 best Roman Catholic colleges in the country. The article lauds Holy Cross for its...