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Sports Logo Spotlight on the Coastal Plain League

I love finding new sports logos. There are so many hidden gem sports logos in this world and today we highlight an entire league.  A while back, I did a blog on one of my favorite summer college leagues, the Cape Cod Baseball League. You can read that article here. Here is another summer collegiate league whose alumni include Justin Verlander, Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Zimmerman and Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson. They are just a few of the many pro athletes who have spent summers in the Coastal Plain League.

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Coastal Plain League which has grown to 14 teams spread across Virginia and the Carolinas. Huge kudos to founder and league president Pete Bock who brought summer baseball back to this region. I really enjoy a lot of their logos because they are unique but have great local ties. Let’s look at a few of my favorites:

The Wilmington Sharks

 

 Their slogan is “Take a Bite Out of Summer”. The ballpark nickname where they play is “The Shark Tank”. I love how they embrace their logo with this word play. I also love how they incorporate the shark logo in with the “W” on their lids. 

 
To top it off, when you go to the “Shark Tank” you get to watch the game with “Sharky”, their mascot.

 

Columbia Blowfish

 

 

Baseball has an amazing history in Columbia and it continues with the Blowfish. I love the originality of this sports logo and the unique name. I can hear the chant now, “Here we go Blowfish, here we go!”

 

Wilson Tobs

 

 

What is a Tob? Baseball Reference.com tells us that Tobs is a nickname for Tobacconists. How old is the name? Well, back in the 60’s when they were a minor league team, Hall of Famer Rod Carew was a proud Tob. The Tobs mascot is a tobacco worm named slugger which is interesting because technically a tobacco worm would be considered an enemy of a tobacco farmer.

 

Edenton Steamers
 
 
This is the most delicious logo in the Coastal Plain League but I grew up on Steamers so I’m biased. I love food sports logos and it’s a restaurant favorite on the coast.  Go Steamers!

 

Peninsula Pilots
 
 
 
Originally named the Pilots in the early 70’s when they were the minor league of the Phillies, the name was brought back when they joined the Coastal Plain League in 2000. Food from the concession stands is known as “bird food”.  I really like how they got creative naming them the pilots with an Oceanside traveling bird wearing airplane goggles as their logo.

That’s a quick look at some of my favorite sports logos from the Coastal Plain League. The league is now on my list of things to do when I travel to that region. There are some other great logos in the Coastal Plain League and I’ve included a link here.  What started as an idea for a league has now turned into one of the most important summer collegiate leagues in the country. The love of baseball is back in this region. The logos are creative and original which many minor league teams across the country could learn from.

Speaking of unique baseball sports logos, we have a few that we feel that you will like. The Idaho Taters, Middleton Fingers and Decorah Trolls are on our list. If you are a baseball fan, you need to check out our awesome t-shirts.

Huge kudos to the Coastal Plain League. You guys are awesome! Thanks as always for reading.

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer

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