O’Fallon Baseball will be known as the O’Fallon Hoots when the team takes the field in May 2020. The Hoots name follows the Prospect League franchise from Hannibal, which relocated to O’Fallon in October.
“I am excited to bring the Hoots team name and logo to O’Fallon,” owner Rick DeStefane said. “This logo is part of building a product that the city of O’Fallon and surrounding communities can be proud to support.”
The city of O’Fallon echoed DeStefane’s sentiments.
“We are extremely proud to welcome the O’Fallon Hoots and Prospect League to our beautiful CarShield Field,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “This organization is committed to becoming an integral member of our
city and we think by choosing to put O’Fallon in their name, they are showing our region that they will make this city home for many years to come.”
The team will host a “Name The Mascot” contest beginning immediately on its website, ofallonhoots.com. Fans may submit possible names for the team’s owl mascot with a final vote coming after the first of the year.