Joplin-based professional baseball team taking name submissions

A new professional baseball team will soon start-up in Joplin, but they're still missing one key component to forming any team -- a name.

The Joplin city council recently approved Ventura Sports Group and Joplin Sports and Entertainment to lease Joe Becker Stadium for a new professional baseball team.

President of Ventura Sports Group, Wayne Schuster, says they are looking for a team name that is unique, represents Joplin's history, and that will create a mascot who local children can embrace. Schuster says they've already received more than 200 name submissions and will continue to receive them until March 15th.

Whoever submits the winning name will receive two season tickets, or if many people submit the same name there will be a drawing. You can also submit more than one name idea.

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