Traverse City Baseball Announces Name the Team Finalists

Traverse City Baseball has announced the six mascot finalists for its ‘Name the Team Contest.’

All six finalists were selected from more than 3,000 fan submissions.

The finalists are:
Black Pearls
Tree Shakers
Pit Spitters
Dune Bears

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 14, fans can vote for their three favorite team names at

“We were incredibly impressed by the amount of input we received from the ‘Name the Team Contest,’” Traverse City Baseball CEO Joe Chamberlin said in a release. “More than 3,000 submissions is an overwhelming number and that means fans are engaged! These final six all have a unique connection to the region and we feel strongly we should give our fans one more opportunity for input.”

The contest winner will receive four season tickets to the 2019 season, a suite for one night, a prize package of official team merchandise, the opportunity to throw the first pitch on opening day and a Traverse City excursion.

The winning team name will be announced in January.