Shuckers score top ranking in merchandise sales

Shuckers score top ranking in merchandise sales
Shuckers fans enjoy the first game of the championship series in 2015. (Photo Source: WLOX)

The Biloxi Shuckers are among the top 25 minor league teams in licensed merchandise sales for the 2015 season. The Shuckers were also just one of eight teams below the Triple-A level to make the list, and the only Southern League club listed.

"The fact that we made the top 25 and only played a half season at MGM Park in 2015 is a remarkable achievement," said Kara Hayes, Senior Director of Retail for the Shuckers.

League officials say online sales played a significant role in the steady growth of merchandise sales. Of the top 25 teams, 23 have online stores, including Biloxi. Hayes believes online sales helped Biloxi overall.

"Our merchandise continues to fly off the shelves, and we ship it around the world," said Hayes.

Alphabetically, the Top 25 list includes: the Albuquerque Isotopes, Biloxi Shuckers, Charlotte Knights, Columbus Clippers, Dayton Dragons, Durham Bulls, El Paso Chihuahuas, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Frisco RoughRiders, Indianapolis Indians, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lakewood BlueClaws, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Louisville Bats, Nashville Sounds, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Pawtucket Red Sox, Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, San Antonio Missions, South Bend Cubs, Tacoma Rainiers, Toledo Mud Hens and Trenton Thunder.

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