The Sanford Spinners on Tuesday unveiled a new logo and mascot ahead of the upcoming 2023 season and asked fans to suggest a name for the eight-legged creature.

The news was announced in a post on the team’s Facebook page:


The Spinners, named for a minor league team that played here between the 1930s and 1950s, are a collegiate level summer team playing in the Old North State League. The 2023 campaign – the team’s third – doesn’t start until June, but returning Head Coach Jeremy Palme said the roster is mostly finalized and will have a number of returning players.

“I would say this is going to be our most talented team so far,” he said.

The 2022 team had a league-best 21-8 record, but fell to the Pinehurst Bogeys in the second round of the league’s playoffs.

The Spinners play at Tramway Park adjacent to Southern Lee High School.