New Kinston baseball team to be named Down East Wood Ducks

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Mayor B.J. Murphy has confirmed the new Kinston Minor League Baseball team will be called the Down East Wood Ducks.

The Texas Rangers announced the new name Wednesday afternoon.

The five finalists for the name were the Down East Eagles, Down East Hamhawks, Down East Hogzillas, Down East Shaggers or the Down East Wood Ducks.

There’s not a logo yet, but the team’s Twitter account said it will be “hatching soon.”


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