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Adirondack baseball team will be the ‘River Pigs,’ after all

September 2, 2019

TUPPER LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Turns out residents of a New York village are hog wild for calling their future semi-pro baseball team the “River Pigs,” after all.

The team had been rooting around for a new nickname after some objections from people in the Adirondacks community of Tupper Lake.

But the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that “River Pigs” got about 70 percent of the vote in public balloting Saturday. Other options included River Drivers, Axemen, Tupper Timbers and Rowdy Bucks.

Village Trustee Ron LaScala says what’s important now is for Tupper Lake to rejoice in its new Empire League team. It’s due to arrive next summer.

The name reflects the region’s logging history. River pigs were skilled loggers who broke up logjams on rivers.

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Information from: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/

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