"The definition of a Yard Goat is a hardworking locomotive that moves trains from track to track, keeping the rail yard moving. A Minor League Baseball player is like that Yard Goat, working hard in his Minor League City to keep his Major League affiliate on track," the team said in a statement.
The Yard Goats will play all 71 Eastern League home games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Downtown Hartford, at the new state-of-the-art ballpark at the intersection of Main Street and Trumbull Street.
The team has announced sponsorships with Travelers and other corporate partners.
The team name was selected after more than 35,000 votes suggested almost 6,000 unique names in a month-long, name-the-team contest.