Fond du Lac Baseball Chooses Dock Spiders for Nickname
New Northwoods League team begins play at Herr-Baker Field in May, 2017
FOND DU LAC, WI – There wasn’t a web of intrigue when it came to choosing Dock Spiders as the nickname of the new Fond du Lac Northwoods League franchise.
The process started with over 800 names submitted from the Fond du Lac area. The list was narrowed to five finalists for a fan vote with Dock Spiders beating out Barn Owls, Lake Flies, Pipsqueaks, and Shantymen.
“We are excited to open our inaugural season as the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders,” said General Manager Ryan Moede. “The team logos turned out great, and we think Fond du Lac will be proud to be the home of the Dock Spiders.”
The Dock Spiders’ look was brought to life at Brandiose in San Diego by partners Jason Klein and Casey White, who have dreamed up top selling logos for the El Paso Chihuahuas, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Cincinnati Reds, and many other teams.
The development process began this summer when Jason and Casey met in Fond du Lac with fans, staff, and community members to learn about the stories, history and personality of the community. Brandiose developed the logos and uniforms and is dreaming up enhancements for the new ballpark experience.
Fond du Lac baseball will begin its first season in May of 2017.
The Fond du Lac Baseball Club is a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.dockspiders.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Fond du Lac as your favorite team.