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Attain Sports and Entertainment also unveils plan for announcing the new Fredrick Club name

Frederick, MD – February 8, 2023 – Attain Sports and Entertainment (AS&E) announced the launch of the Fan Vote portion of the Name the Team Promotion for the newly formed Frederick Atlantic League Professional Baseball (ALPB) club. Voting will be one of the most important, but not the only, criteria used to select the new name for the Frederick ALPB Club.

Fans are invited to vote for their favorite name of the five finalists selected from more than 1,500 name submissions, listed below with explanations. Voting is open Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 17. For more information and to cast a vote, please visit

Bone Shakers – Frederick is home to the National Clustered Spires High Wheel Race which features replicas of 19th Century high wheel bicycles also known as penny farthings. However, many people nicknamed these early bicycles “boneshakers” as the lack of shocks and modern-day design led to rough and uncomfortable rides. These types of bicycles feature one very large front wheel and a tiny rear wheel. The large front wheel is known to produce high speeds and provide shock absorption.

Ghost Hounds – There are many urban tales surrounding Frederick, including one about ghost dogs. Legend has it that some nights, an old blue or black dog can be seen roaming the grounds of the city and on occasion has even been heard to bark. This name both resonates with residents and sheds light on the many different historical and haunted attractions that Frederick has to offer locals and tourists.

Rail Frogs – Frederick serves as an important crossroads for multiple routes including the Monocacy Native American trail, passages from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, and routes to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Frederick remains a historic rail crossroads with several branches of the B&O Railroad traversing the area and the Frederick-Pennsylvania Line connecting Maryland to the major economic hubs of Pennsylvania (Hanover, York, and Harrisburg). A rail frog is a structure used to allow wheels on either rail to cross to the other at an intersection and would represent Frederick as an important connection point in the region.

Sawbones – The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick remembers an important point in the history of our country. During this brutal war, doctors frequently had to amputate limbs to save the injured party and earned the nickname “Sawbones.” This name links to the history of the region, shows grit and determination, and honors an essential group of people—our front-line medical workers.

Screaming Alpacas – Frederick and the surrounding farming community have been known to be home to llamas and more precisely, alpacas. The local 4-H club has an alpaca program to teach children how to raise and care for these animals. When defending their territory or fighting one another, alpacas let off a high-pitched scream which is ear-piercing and unique to these animals.

“Community and teamwork are at the heart of all that we do, and that’s why we’re bringing this opportunity to the fans. We’re grateful for the many, many thoughtful submissions and can’t wait to see the new Frederick team name on the championship trophy,” said Greg Baroni, CEO and Managing General Partner, Attain Sports and Entertainment. “We continue to expand our commitment to community engagement, top-notch customer service, the growth and development of our players, coaches, and front-office staff, and most importantly, our pledge to provide fun and affordable, family-friendly entertainment that creates magical memories.”

“To allow adequate time for the design process of the new team logo, uniforms, and caps, the final team name will be unveiled at the Friday, June 23 home game when the Frederick Club hosts the York Revolution,” said Chuck Domino, Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for Attain Sports & Entertainment. “In the meantime, we’re starting off the season with something fun that has never been done before—uniforms with question marks in the colors of the Maryland flag (red, gold, and black) and black caps with a sole white question mark on the front and a Maryland Flag on the back. We thought this would be a great way to embrace the mystery of the naming contest results until the big reveal in June.”

Manager Mark Minicozzi and Team Owner Greg Baroni modeled the new question mark jersey and cap. The limited-edition question mark cap, replica jersey, and other merchandise items for the Frederick Club will be available for presale beginning today at

“I have big plans for this team and big talent to back them up—we plan to assemble a championship caliber team for our new Frederick ALPB Club. We can’t wait to start the season and look forward to interacting with the fans and our community,” said Team Manager Mark Minicozzi.

The Frederick ALPB Club will open its 2023 season on the road against the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Friday, April 28. The home opener at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium will be on Tuesday, May 2 against the Lexington Legends.


About Attain Sports and Entertainment

Based in McLean, Va., Attain Sports and Entertainment owns and manages the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate Bowie (MD) Baysox, the MLB Draft League Frederick (MD) Keys, a yet to be named Atlantic League baseball team based in Frederick, Maryland, and is the controlling owner of the United Soccer League (USL) Championship Club Affiliate Loudoun United FC. The company was formed in 2021 to present sports as affordable family-friendly entertainment with a commitment to community engagement, customer service, innovation, and the professional growth and development of its employees. For more information, visit

About the Frederick Atlantic League Team

The yet to be named Frederick Baseball Team is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. With its inaugural season in 2023, the team plays its home games at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. The club will open its 2023 season on the road against the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Friday, April 28. The home opener at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium will be on Tuesday, May 2 against the Lexington Legends. Season and group tickets are now available for the 2023 season. For more information, please call 301.815.9900 or visit us online at

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit


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