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The New Orleans Baby Cakes Are Born

November 15, 2016 - Metairie, LA - After nearly a quarter-century as the New Orleans Zephyrs, the 2017 season will mark the beginning of a new era for professional baseball in the Crescent City with the renamed New Orleans Baby Cakes, the team revealed at a ceremony on Tuesday night. Baby Cakes was selected from a group of seven finalists following an online "Name the Team" contest, during which more than 3,000 submissions were turned in by fans to replace the Zephyrs nickname, which carried over with the franch... Full Story

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Zephyrs Top 400,000 in Total Attendance

November 9, 2016 - Metairie, LA - For the first time since 2002, more than 400,000 people passed through the Zephyr Field gates in a single year. The ballpark, which celebrated its 20th year of operation in 2016, hosted 413,833 spectators between baseball fans, high school football fans and concert-goers. "The New Orleans Zephyrs promised our fans first-class family entertainment," said Lou Schwechheimer, Zephyrs President. "With exciting Triple-A baseball leading the way and the addition of concerts and Cat... Full Story

Leger Joins Zephyrs Ownership Group

November 4, 2016 - Metairie, LA - The New Orleans Zephyrs are pleased to announce the addition of local ownership as Walter Leger, Jr. has again obtained a stake in the group that owns the team, pending final approval from Major League and Minor League Baseball. One of the original local owners when the team arrived in 1993, Leger became the "Voice of the Zephyrs" as the franchise's first public address announcer. He later served as team president in 1999, and since then as vice president and general counsel. N... Full Story

Zephyrs to Unveil New Team Name November 15

November 2, 2016 - The New Orleans Zephyrs will reveal their new team name during a ceremony at the ballpark on Tuesday, November 15. The Zephyrs will provide an online stream for fans to watch the unveiling via Facebook Live beginning at 5:30 p.m. "We are very excited to see this process come to fruition in just a short time," said Zephyrs General Manager and Senior Vice President Cookie Rojas. "This journey has been very exciting for all of us in the organization, and we are thrilled to have the opportunit... Full Story

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