PRESS RELEASE – The Frederick Keys, Advanced Class-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, have announced a brand new mascot, Frank Key, to join its beloved Keyote for all games this summer. Frank Key will be unveiled on opening night, April 12th when the Keys host the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Frank Key is presented by the Tourism Council of Frederick County.
“Frank Key is a tie to our community’s incredible history,” Keys Director of Marketing Adam Pohl said. “Frank Key will be another family friendly character who will rally our fans behind the Keys for years to come.”
Frank Key is a play on the team’s namesake. The Keys were named after Francis Scott Key, who wrote the words to the National Anthem at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland during the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key was from Frederick and is buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery located right across the street from Harry Grove Stadium.
Frank Key will also be the focus of a new Keys Fan Club for adults entitled “Frank Keys Army.” The free club will offer those who enlist free gifts along with deals for concessions and merchandise and special opportunities throughout the season at Harry Grove Stadium. More information on “Frank Keys Army” will be released shortly.