Vote for Archie as Best Minor League Mascot

New York, NY –, the official website of Minor League BaseballTM, today launched Mascot Mania, an interactive tournament allowing fans to choose the best mascot in Minor League Baseball. Voting for Round One starts today and runs through Tuesday, May 29. Five additional rounds will follow before the fans’ choice as the “Best Mascot in Minor League Baseball” is crowned on Tuesday, June 19. Fans can cast their vote now at

Sixty-four of the top Minor League Baseball mascots, representing teams from all 14 US-based Minor Leagues and all 30 Major League Baseball affiliates, have been placed in a bracket-style tournament in four geographic regions. Fan votes will determine which mascots advance to subsequent rounds and the final two will campaign for the title. The first round matchups are:

East Region

Paws, Pawtucket Red Sox vs. Sherman, Delmarva Shorebirds

Boomer, Trenton Thunder vs. Boomer, Williamsport Crosscutters

Rascal, Harrisburg Senators vs. Ike, State College Spikes

Crazy Hot Dog Vendor, Reading Phillies vs. Canaligator, Lowell Spinners

Ferrous, Lehigh Valley IronPigs vs. Champ, Vermont Lake Monsters

Nutzy, Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. Bubba Grape, Jamestown Jammers

Slugger, Portland Sea Dogs vs. Buster, Lakewood BlueClaws

Buster, Buffalo Bisons vs. Louie, Bowie Baysox

Midwest Region

Muddy, Toledo Mud Hens vs. Swoop, South Bend Silver Hawks

C. Wolf, Erie SeaWolves vs. Homer, Peoria Chiefs

Hornsby, Tulsa Drillers vs. Fang, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Stormy, Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Snappy, Beloit Snappers

Rowdie, Indianapolis Indians vs. Lou E. Loon, Great Lakes Loons

Louie, Clinton LumberKings vs. Big L, Lexington Legends

Lou Seal, Columbus Clippers vs. Mr. Shucks, Cedar Rapids Kernels

Al Tuna, Altoona Curve vs. Crash the River Rascal, West Michigan Whitecaps

South Region

Wool E. Bull, Durham Bulls vs. Tennessee Tex, Greeneville Astros

Manny, Brevard County Manatees vs. Conrad, Hickory Crawdads

Muddy, Carolina Mudcats vs. Spike the Sasquatch, Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Bolt, Winston-Salem Dash vs. Phinley, Clearwater Threshers

Chopper, Gwinnett Braves vs. Marty Marauder, Bradenton Marauders

Ozzie, Nashville Sounds vs. Gnate the Gnat, Savannah Sand Gnats

Charlie, Charleston RiverDogs vs. Sammy the Seagull, Corpus Christi Hooks

Blooie, Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Stoney, Charlotte Stone Crabs

West Region

Parker, Fresno Grizzlies vs. Bernie, Inland Empire 66ers

Thunder, Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Tipper, Visalia Rawhide

Cosmo, Las Vegas 51s vs. Ollie, Missoula Osprey

Orbit, Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Homer, Billings Mustangs

Spike, Round Rock Express vs. Chef Wasabi, Vancouver Canadians

Archie, Reno Aces vs. Sluggo, Eugene Emeralds

Rhubarb the Reindeer, Tacoma Rainiers vs. Gigante, San Jose

Giants Dinger, Sacramento River Cats vs. Hoots, Orem Owlz

Fans can make their choices in each matchup after reviewing photos and bios of all mascots. Once all selections are made, fans can enter the Mascot Mania Sweepstakes for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including subscriptions to MLB.TV and MiLB.TV, in addition to mascot-themed prize packs.

The Network of websites consists of, 14 domestic MiLB League sites and 155 MiLB club sites across the United States and Canada. MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, is the exclusive provider of interactive media services, including web development, online ticketing, content, and advertising and sponsorship for the official sites of the Network, per a 2008 partnership agreement with BIRCO (Baseball Internet Rights Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, DBA “Minor League Baseball”). MLBAM has integrated an array of features to the network of MiLB sites since its initial launch in April 2005, highlighted by live full-game video streaming for over 50 clubs as part of the MiLB.TV package, on-demand video highlights, up-to-the-moment scoreboards and statistics, the Triple-A 2012 app developed for iPhone and iPod Touch, mobile websites, and comprehensive editorial coverage of Minor League All-Star Games and Playoffs. The MiLB network of team and league sites attracts millions of baseball fans monthly.

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