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Letter From Quint - Snappers Announce 2021 Farewell Season and 2022 Rebrand

February 18, 2021

What an exciting few weeks for Beloit Baseball! Our organization recently added team president Jeff Jurgella to our staff. Jeff brings over 25 years of experience in professional sports in the Midwest to Beloit, including more than a decade working at the Major League level. Not only does he have

What an exciting few weeks for Beloit Baseball!

Our organization recently added team president Jeff Jurgella to our staff. Jeff brings over 25 years of experience in professional sports in the Midwest to Beloit, including more than a decade working at the Major League level. Not only does he have extensive experience at the highest levels of the game, but he is a Wisconsin native. He currently lives in Madison and is looking forward to moving to Beloit.

Last Friday, we officially became an affiliate of the Miami Marlins for the next 10 years. A year ago today, it was unlikely Beloit would have a professional baseball team in 2021, but thanks to the hard work of the Beloit Baseball board and the commitment of Diane Hendricks and other supporters of the stadium project, Beloit now has a bright long-term future as an affiliated Minor League team and will be opening a state-of-the-art stadium this summer that will serve both as a great venue for baseball but also as a year-round community events center.

Today, we’re excited to unveil the Beloit Snapper’s schedule for the upcoming season and make an exciting announcement.

We will play as the Snappers for the full 2021 season.

The new Professional Development License system offers a lot of benefits for teams and fans: better facilities, more efficient travel, closer partnerships with Major and Minor League affiliates, access to new technology, and more. It also offers affiliated teams the opportunity to tap into Major League Baseball’s immensely talented marketing, merchandising, and media departments.

Now that the PDL system has been formalized and we are officially an affiliated team, we have the chance to collaborate directly with Major League Baseball’s branding, licensing, and apparel experts and their vast connections around the nation to bring our new team identity to life in even bigger and better ways. We’re excited to be the first Minor League team to have the opportunity to take advantage of these resources to showcase the team identity chosen by our fans on a national stage. To allow time to take full use of these new resources, we will be unveiling the new team name following the 2021 season.

We’re very excited to dedicate the 2021 season as a proper farewell tour to the Snappers identity and celebrate the history of professional baseball in Beloit at both Pohlman Field and the new downtown stadium.

-Quint