11 Awesome Minor League Baseball Team Names

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11 Awesome Minor League Baseball Team Names

11 Awesome Minor League Baseball Team Names

Major League Baseball boasts 30 teams, but the minor-league system has dozens more. And some have some pretty awesome names. These Minor League Baseball team names just may be a little more unique than the rest.

Aberdeen IronBirds

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Hailing from Harford County, Maryland, the Aberdeen IronBirds are a minor league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. They are owned by former Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr.

Idaho Falls Chukars

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Named after a game bird found in the region, the Idaho Falls Chukars are a minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

Corpus Christi Hooks

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Located in southeast Texas, the Corpus Christi Hooks are a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team’s moniker was selected for the city’s association with fishing.

Eugene Emeralds

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The Emeralds call Eugene, Oregon home as an affiliate minor league team of the Chicago Cubs.

Carolina Mudcats

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An affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, the Carolina Mudcats play minor league ball in Zebulon, North Carolina.

Bradenton Marauders

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These Bradenton Marauders won’t actually go marauding, but this minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates still has an awesome name.

Dayton Dragons

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The Dayton Dragons, located in Dayton, Ohio, are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds and they have a history of breaking minor league attendance records.

Albuquerque Isotopes

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This is a Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, based in the New Mexico city of Albuquerque. The team’s name was inspired by an episode of The Simpsons, where Homer is unhappy that the fictional Springfield Isotopes were going to relocate to Albuquerque.

Colorado Springs Sky Sox

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At one point, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox were affiliated with the Chicago White Sox, and that is reflected in their name. However, now they are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Erie SeaWolves

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The Erie SeaWolves are located in Pennsylvania, and their name not only channels their location (along the shores of Lake Erie) but their initial affiliation with the Pittsburgh Pirates (sea wolf is another term for pirate). Arr matey!

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

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The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, and began play in 1997. They call Volcanoes Stadium, in Salem, Oregon, home.

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