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Fort Myers Miracle unveil new mollusk-inspired team name and mascot

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 21:38:31-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Fort Myers Miracle have a new name! The team announced Tuesday that they are now officially the “Fort Myers Mighty Mussels!”

The Mighty Mussels will remain a Class-A advance affiliate of the Minnesota Twins and continue to play home games at the Century Link Sports Complex in Fort Myers.

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The team says the new logo and colors -- yellow, purple, and blue -- represent Southwest Florida.

The players debuted their new uniforms.

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You can buy all-new Mighty Mussels merchandise online or at the team store at Hammond Stadium.

Their new mascot ‘Mussel Man’ will share mascot duties with ‘Sway’, the oversized palm tree that has been the team’s mascot since 2015.

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The franchise was founded in 1926 as the Fort Myers Palms. After a move to Miami the next season, the team played under the names Miami Hustlers, Miami Marlins, Miami Orioles, and Miami Miracle before returning to Fort Myers in 1992.

Opening Day for the 2020 season is April 9th.