PRESS RELEASE – The Staten Island Yankees are taking on a new identity on Saturday nights this season. The team will change its name to the Staten Island Pizza Rats for the five Saturday home games, beginning June 23, at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George.
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PRESS RELEASE – In June, we announced plans to change our team name for the first time since arriving on Staten Island in 1999. Change is never easy, especially when your name is associated with one of the most iconic brands in sports, the New York Yankees. Continue reading
After more than 2,000 fans submitted new team names as part of the Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League) “Name The Team” Contest, the team has narrowed the list to five, including the Bridge Trolls, Heroes, Killer Bees, Pizza Rats, and Rock Pigeons. Fans have two weeks to vote for their favorite new identity. Click here to cast your vote.
Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League) co-owner Glenn Reicin believes the minor-league franchise has a bright future that’s directly connected with the fortunes of the re-development of the St. George waterfront. Read more here. Read about the team’s attendance strategy here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
The Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League) were surprised by the controversy surrounding a “Blue Lives Matter Day” held at its ballpark Sunday, according to a team official. Read more here.
Author and creator of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones George R.R. Martin will be in attendance at Richmond County Bank Ballpark tonight to sign autographs as the Baby Bombers become the Staten Island Direwolves, complete with a live wolf mascot at the stadium. The team will wear special jerseys to be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. The visiting Hudson Valley Renegades will don House Lannister-inspired jerseys. Read more here.
With the NY Wheel and Empire Outlets moving in next door, the Staten Island Yankees (Single-A, New York-Penn League) are looking for something to offer visitors at Richmond County Bank Ballpark when it’s not baseball season. Read more here.