10 of the funniest minor league baseball names

Naming a professional sport’s team is serious business. Unless you’re talking about minor league baseball, that is. The monikers that these teams get tagged with often reflect a characteristic, animal or product of the region they’re in, but they also administer a healthy dose of humor. The Manistee News Advocate lists their Top 10 favorites, and one extra … And you’ll never guess who made the list 🙂

  • Florence Y’alls (Florence, Kentucky) — no mascot, just the inclusive “y’all”
  • Gastonia Honey Hunters (Gastonia, North Carolina) — an aggressive badger
  • Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Binghamton, New York) — a fire-breathing carousel pony
  • Norwich Sea Unicorns (Norwich, Connecticut) — a narwhal
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Jacksonville, Florida) — yummy jumbo shrimp
  • Hartford Yard Goats (Hartford, Connecticut) — a yard goat is a tractor that moves trains around the trainyard, except this guy is just a goat
  • Amarillo Sod Poodles (Amarillo, Texas) — a prairie dog
  • Rocket City Trash Pandas (Madison, Alabama) — a racoon
  • Burlington Sock Puppet (Burlington, North Carolina — yep, an actual sock puppet
  • Carolina Disco Turkeys (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) — a turkey in a white disco suit

RUNNER UP: Montgomery Biscuits (Montgomery, Alabama) — a biscuit whose tongue is a pat of hot butter and fans who harass the batter with chants of “Hey, butter, butter, butter”

Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).