Bowling Green Pro Baseball officially has officially unveiled the new identity of the new Class-A affiliate of the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays.
The new South Atlantic League franchise team will be known as the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
“We are very excited to develop the Hot Rods brand, which connects the spirit and heritage of this region’s automotive industry with a creative name and logo associated with the fun of minor league baseball,” said Hot Rods General Manager/CEO Brad Taylor.
The name was selected by way of a month-long name-the-team contest that drew more than 4,000 fans suggesting some 1,000-plus different team names.
Opening night for the Bowling Green Hot Rods is scheduled for Apr. 17, 2009, at a new downtown ballpark that is currently under construction.