Worcester Baseball Unveils Five Finalists in Team Naming Contest

Baseball to return to Fitton Field in June 2014

October 30th, 2013 by 

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.

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Photography by Christian Santillo

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

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