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The Dodgers’ Triple-A Oklahoma City Name Change, Explained

With baseball season ramping up, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate once known as the Oklahoma City Dodgers will play under the name Oklahoma City Baseball Club for the 2024 season.

Speaking with reporters in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, team president Michael Byrnes explained why the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate will introduce a new nickname this fall.

“The Dodgers affiliation has been such a strong one for us and being able to carry their brand for a number of years was something that was great for our community and great for baseball fans, but we also know people want to have the ability to connect with something that is local to OKC.”

— Michael Byrnes via KOCO News

The Los Angeles Dodgers sold the Oklahoma City franchise to Diamond Baseball Holdings in Dec. 2021, paving the way for the eventual rebranding.

“It’s actually a really lengthy process to work through all the licensing and trademarking and all the elements that go into that branding. We’ll get through the 2024 season and early in the fall, then we’ll be able to share what the brand identity will look like for the 2025 season.”

— Michael Byrnes via KOCO News

The ownership intends to create a brand that all of Oklahoma City can connect with in time. For now, fans will have to adjust to new food, merchandise, and other additions to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The OKC Baseball Club will defend its PCL title with its season opener on April 2.

Photo Credit: Oklahoma City Baseball Club

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

One Comment

  1. How about 66ers. Old Route 66, from Chicago to LA. That’s one historical event that connects both, OK & LA.

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