This live page is a list of minor league teams that use or used “CamelCase” in their nicknames. CamelCase is the practice of having one letter within the middle of the word capitalized–named as such due to the capitalized letter’s resemblance to a camel’s hump. CamelCase is found throughout corporate branding (FedEx, iPhone, etc.) and the minors have stabled many camels over the years.

Usually, this happens when a team has a two part nickname (adjective + noun) and they prefer to have the two words snug together rather than remain two separate words (e.g. Rochester Red Wings) or being made into one new compound word (e.g. Batavia Muckdogs). For an interesting comparison of these three options, check out The Sox Drawer, where teams include the Baysox, Sky Sox, and AquaSox.

Like all live pages on the MLG site, this is not yet a comprehensive list. I’ll continue to add to this page as I find new examples of CamelCase throughout the annals of minor league history.


Current teams that use CamelCase:

Aberdeen IronBirds

Akron RubberDucks

Augusta GreenJackets

Charleston RiverDogs

Clinton LumberKings

Erie SeaWolves

Everett AquaSox

Fort Wayne TinCaps

Frisco RoughRiders

Lakewood BlueClaws

Lancaster JetHawks

Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Midland RockHounds

Missoula PaddleHeads

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Tri-City ValleyCats



Defunct team identities that used CamelCase:

Columbus RedStixx

Louisville RiverBats

Mobile BayBears

Oklahoma City RedHawks

Orlando SunRays

Syracuse SkyChiefs





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