BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Battle Creek’s baseball team has a new name: the Battle Creek Battle Jacks.
Fans and team leaders gathered Wednesday for the big reveal. The team also introduced Caleb Lang as the team’s new field manager.
The team — formally known as the Battle Creek Bombers — announced in November it was would soon have a new name after former general manager Brian Colopy purchased the franchise and extended its lease at C.O. Brown Stadium through 2026.
Fans were able to submit ideas for the new name online. The team invited the community to vote on the top four names: it received over 29,000 votes. The fan who came up with the new name was presented with free season tickets for life at Wednesday’s event.
The team was known as the Battle Creek Bombers for around 15 years.