Splash burst onto the scene in 1999 as the official mascot of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Nineteen years later, he's still going strong! Since the Pelicans flew into the Grand Strand, Splash and his antics have been on display at each and every home game. During the 2007 off-season, the biggest bird on the beach received an extreme makeover. Splash put in hour after hour in the gym to work on a more sculpted look. When he wasn't pumping iron in the gym you could find him running on the beach a la Rocky Balboa in preparation for Opening Day 2007. When the big day arrived, Splash was ready to fly into the new era of Pelicans baseball. On Thursday, April 5th, 2007, the new Splash made a celebrity-style first appearance and stunned the record breaking crowd of 6,074 fans, at the time the largest crowd to ever watch a Pelicans home game. Splash leapt out of a limo to the delight of a crowd that included former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Now 19 years old, Splash is still the clown of the ballpark. He has twice been ejected from games at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, but his lovable look always compels Carolina League umpires to forgive him. Splash warns fans to always keep an eye on their food and drinks as he's always looking to sneak some ballpark goodies. If a hot dog comes up missing, check the big beak. It might just be hiding in there! He also reminds fans to bring their cameras to the game. The minute you take out your camera, Splash will be ready with his signature big smile.
Splash's flock is huge, and it's getting bigger everyday. All of the kids along the Grand Strand are diehard Splash fans, but Splash isn't just for them. It's the young and the young at heart that show their love for Splash and catch him at each and every Pelicans home game.
Deuce is in his 10th full-season as the Pelicans' on-field best friend fresh off a successful season in 2016. Part bat boy, part ball caddy, and all fun, Deuce has been active at Pelicans games since the 2008 season when he was a puppy.
The English yellow lab has mastered the art of delivering new baseballs to the Carolina League's finest umpires as well as his postgame victory lap around the bases. When he's not performing at Pelicans games, Deuce can be found napping either at home or in the Pelicans front office.
Rally Shark came to the Pelicans in 2008 to add some excitement to the late innings of ballgames at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. This highly streamlined, cartilaginous Pelicans fan lives below the left field bleachers to be close to the visiting clubhouse where he can easily taunt opponents.
Rally surfaces when the Pelicans need runs late to send the fans into a frenzy. He loves signing autographs, throwing things into the stands, and he's been known to take his shirt off and run around the outfield from time to time (though the Pelicans discourage such behavior). Rally is most proud of his dorsal fin and dreams of showcasing his dance moves in a made-for-Broadway interpretive-dance remake of "Jaws" someday.