The name of the newest team in the short-season A Northwest League has been unveiled: the Hillsboro Hops.
The name of the former Yakima Bears was announced today.
"The name 'Hops' recognizes Hillsboro's proud agricultural heritage and the fact that Oregon is the second largest hop producing state in the United States," said K.L. Wombacher, general manager of the Hillsboro Hops. "Hops is also a term used regularly in baseball -- short hop, bad hop, crow hop. We feel 'Hops' encompasses several different components we wanted to include in our team name."
After reviewing team name suggestions submitted by fans, Short Season LLC, the owners of the Single-A Hillsboro franchise, decided on a name that had not been used previously by a pro or college sports team.
The Hillsboro Hops logo includes an animated hop plant donning a baseball cap with the letter "H". The primary team colors will be navy blue, light blue and green.
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