Biloxi baseball team name voting extended once again - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Biloxi baseball team name voting extended once again

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Nearly 48,000 votes from around the world have been submitted to select the name of Biloxi's new professional baseball team. Due to the popularity of the name the team contest, team officials have decided to extend the voting for at least one more week.

It seems as if the entire world is getting in on the voting contest for the Coast's newest baseball team. Officials say votes have come in from six continents including North and South America, Africa, Asia Europe and Oceania.  General Manager Buck Rogers tells WLOX News the outpouring of support was unexpected when the voting began.

"We are getting the four corners of the globe. It's truly amazing," said Rogers. "We never expected this kind of outpouring of support. We are really impressed that people have embraced it because we sure didn't expect it."

Team officials say the city of Ocean Springs leads the way with nearly 15 percents of all votes, and since the voting started on June 2, they have seen an average of 95 votes per hour.

As a reminder, the six finalists produced by fans during the submission phase of the contest are: Beacon, Black Jacks, Mullets, Schooners, Shrimpers and Shuckers. Rogers says the voting to this point is neck and neck, but only one name will come out on top.

"I think they are all strong names. I believe the voting will be fast and furious down the stretch, but one name will have to outshine the others," said Rogers.

Rogers said the team already has more than 300 season ticket holders for the upcoming season.

You can cast your vote for your favorite team name at http://baseballbiloxi.com/.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Peralta strikes out nine in debut, Shuckers fall 7-3 in extras

    Peralta strikes out nine in debut, Shuckers fall 7-3 in extras

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-06-26 03:35:20 GMT
    Freddy Peralta prepares to pitch for the Biloxi Shuckers at MGM ParkFreddy Peralta prepares to pitch for the Biloxi Shuckers at MGM Park

    The Biloxi Shuckers had late-inning opportunities but fell 7-3 to the Mississippi Braves in 10 innings on Sunday night. The Shuckers loss sets up a rubber game in the series finale on Monday night. Freddy Peralta started for the Shuckers in his Double-A debut, and showed why he earned a promotion from Carolina out of the All-Star break.

    More >>

    The Biloxi Shuckers had late-inning opportunities but fell 7-3 to the Mississippi Braves in 10 innings on Sunday night. The Shuckers loss sets up a rubber game in the series finale on Monday night. Freddy Peralta started for the Shuckers in his Double-A debut, and showed why he earned a promotion from Carolina out of the All-Star break.

    More >>
  • TNT recovery ranch opens doors to new facility

    TNT recovery ranch opens doors to new facility

    Sunday, June 25 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-06-26 02:52:10 GMT

    Bible verses and words of affirmation line the walls of the brand new TNT Recovery Ranch dormitory. 

    More >>

    Bible verses and words of affirmation line the walls of the brand new TNT Recovery Ranch dormitory.

    More >>
  • Vibrio patient thanks Hancock Medical staff for saving his life

    Vibrio patient thanks Hancock Medical staff for saving his life

    Sunday, June 25 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-06-26 02:35:33 GMT

    Dick Empson is standing tall again - all 6 feet, four inches of him. And he’s back to thank Hancock Medical Center staff that got him back on two legs. “I told them that I was not coming back by to visit until I could walk in,” he said. He and his family have been vacationing in Pass Christian for 25 years. Last year, was one that won’t soon be forgotten. That's when he contracted vibrio. He lost his leg and nearly lost his life.

    More >>

    Dick Empson is standing tall again - all 6 feet, four inches of him. And he’s back to thank Hancock Medical Center staff that got him back on two legs. “I told them that I was not coming back by to visit until I could walk in,” he said. He and his family have been vacationing in Pass Christian for 25 years. Last year, was one that won’t soon be forgotten. That's when he contracted vibrio. He lost his leg and nearly lost his life.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly