Salt Potatoes returning for final Chiefs game of the season Monday
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
The Syracuse Salt Potatoes are coming back.
The Syracuse Chiefs cite "unprecedented fan support" as the motivation to bring back the Salt Potato name and moniker for the final game of the season on Monday, September 4th.
The team will wear the same Salt Potatoes hats and jerseys they used in a popular August 5th win over Rochester.
General Manager Jason Smorol said the organization originally made the decision to green light the temporary nickname after seeing the other minor leagues baseball clubs successfully market names like the Fresno Tacos and the Lehigh Valley Cheesesteaks.
The name became a national sensation, earning widespread attention.
During the game on August 5th, the Salt Potatoes played in front of a crowd of 8,345 - the fourth-largest crowd of the season at NBT Bank Stadium.
First pitch for Monday's game is at 1:05 p.m.