After stints as the Martinsville Phillies from 1988-1998 and the Martinsville Astros from 1998-2003, the team official became the Martinsville Mustangs in 2005. After eight years as the logo of the Mustangs, the organization placed a poll on the front page of the website asking fans if they would be interested in seeing a new look. After receiving over 500 responses, results showed that over 70 percent of voters were in favor of a new look. The Mustangs management immediately started crafting a creative, new look.
With the new logo will come plenty of new merchandise including T-shirts and logo baseballs plus new hats and min-bats. The new logo will also be used for promotional materials and inside the ballpark, however, the old logo will still be represented.
“The previous logo will still be a part of the Mustangs,” added Team Cole & Associates president Jesse Cole. “It will still be present on some of the existing signs around the stadium and we kept the same color scheme as the uniforms. We are just phasing in the new logo.”
Also featured in the new logo is the distinctive “M” design inside the Mustang. This will serve as a secondary logo for the organization while keeping the modern and edgy design. The 2013 season is set to begin on May29th when the Mustangs host the Florence RedWolves at Hooker Field. Ticket packages are still available, and if interested you can reach Tyler Parsons at 276-403-5250.
The Mustangs are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 62 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http://www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as CPLBaseball).