Root for the Home Team

Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them

by Tim Hagerty

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Root for the Home Team
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Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them
Author
Tim Hagerty

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Sportscaster Tiim Hagerty delves into the weirdly wonderful world of minor league baseball's team names.

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The Poughkeepsie Honey Bugs (1913-1914) may not sound intimidating, but their name does reflect the town's spirit. According to author and sportscaster Tim Hagerty, when Poughkeepsie, N.Y., officially became a city in 1854, its seal featured a beehive as a nod to the town's industrial and entrepreneurial beginnings. Cider Mill Press/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library hide caption

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