Biloxi club's 'Name the Baseball Team' contest has ended

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi's pro baseball team will announce the name of the team and unveil the logo in the fall.

General Manager Buck Rogers announced that 59,769 votes were cast during the month-long voting phase from around the world.

"Thanks to everyone for being so passionate about this process,"stated Rogers.  "The team name and logo are going to represent this region very proudly.  We are very excited to move on to the next step in our evolution."

More than 4,000 name suggestions were submitted in the first phase of the contest.  From those 4,000 names, the list was trimmed to the final six most popular names that were suggested: Beacon, Black Jacks, Mullets, Schooners, Shrimpers and Shuckers.

Votes even came in from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, Italy and Bahrain.

The winning name will have to go through the approval, trademark and logo development processes before the team will hold an announcement naming the team.

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