PRESS RELEASE – The Lancaster Barnstormers will rebrand, but they will do it for just one night. On June 28, Lancaster’s Atlantic League entry will be known as the Hex, also a name paying tribute to the area’s rich Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. In fact, the hex symbol has been on some of the team’s uniforms over the years. Now, it has a chance to step to the forefront.
This is part of “What Could Have Been Night” at Clipper Magazine Stadium. At the time before Clipper Magazine Stadium was a reality, when Atlantic League Baseball coming to the Red Rose City was formulating, several names were suggested.
“Barnstormers” won out and has become synonymous with exciting baseball action and family fun for nearly 8 ½ seasons. However, many other monikers were suggested. The list of runner-up names was whittled down to five, and fans had the opportunity to vote on their favorite alternate name earlier this year.
Hex was selected over Red Rockets, Fireflies, Red Roses and Thorns.
That evening, players will wear specially designed Hex jerseys which will be auctioned off during the course of the game.
It could be said that the team is looking to put a hex on the visiting York Revolution.