BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Biloxi Shuckers is the name of the new professional baseball team on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that is slated to open play in the Southern League in April of 2015. The Shuckers are the new Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Shuckers President Ken Young said, "We are very excited to introduce our name and logos to the Mississippi Gulf Coast." He added, "The anticipation in the community has been tremendous. Our logo depicts the fun and exciting atmosphere that Minor League Baseball is known for throughout this country. We think that kids are going to love it. The seafood industry is so important to the entire region, and we wanted a name that means something to the community."
The centerpiece of the Shuckers logo is an oyster and will be the club's primary logo on the home baseball caps. The letters "BS" will be the logo on away baseball caps. The team colors are Gulf Blue, Sand, Coral and Black.
The Shuckers new uniforms for the 2015 season will be unveiled at a later date.
If you would like to purchase official Shuckers merchandise, you can head over to the Shuckers Team Store, located inside the Biloxi Coast Transit Authority building at 820 Martin Luther King Jr.. Boulevard, Suite B.
Shuckers merchandise is also available on the Shuckers' official website, www.biloxishuckers.com.
You have to admit Shuckers is a nickname that will have baseball fans from across the nation wondering what are the Shuckers?
It may be a name that will take some time to sink it, but give it a chance. It's unique and is a part of the historic seafood industry that has been a mainstay on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in particular, Biloxi.