Traverse City Baseball to unveil new team name and brand

WHAT: After sifting through the thousands of names submitted by fans and then whittling them down to a final six, Traverse City Baseball is ready to introduce the new team name and logo to the community! The unveiling will be open to the public and there will be a free showing of the classic baseball move “The Sandlot” following the announcement. Free popcorn, Cracker Jack and beverages will be provided.

Tickets are now available and free to the public. Tickets can be reserved in person at the State Theatre box office or by calling 1.231.947.3447. If purchasing online at there will be a $.50 processing fee per transaction.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29 at 11:30 a.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: State Theatre
233 E Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Team merchandise and season tickets will be available at the theatre and on the team website immediately following the announcement.

The final six names in contention are:
Black Pearls
Dune Bears
Pit Spitters
Tree Shakers

Media members will not need to reserve tickets but are asked to RSVP to or by calling 231.943.0100.

Traverse City Baseball is in their first year as a member of the Northwoods League, a 22-team collegiate summer baseball league which plays from the end of May through mid-August. Last fall a group of investors led by the West Michigan Whitecaps purchased the stadium and started the new franchise.