PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Reading Phillies will be changing their name, and announcing the new name on November 17th, the team announced Sunday.
The team has been known as the Reading Phillies for 46 years.
“Since 1967, the Reading Phillies have been proud affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies,” said Reading General Manager Scott Hunsicker in a press release. “Our relationship is the longest affiliation in the minor leagues and there has never been a better time to be a Phillies affiliate.. Considering the heritage and fun nature of Baseballtown, our entire front office is extremely anxious to unveil and share our new name with everyone on November 17th.”
The franchise’s new name, logo, and jerseys will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th at the Name Change Announcement to be held at FirstEnergy Stadium. The event will run 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Information on the announcement and associated festivities can be found on the Reading Phillies’ website.