This day in baseball: The Pilots’ moniker bestowed

The American League’s new Seattle team chose a name for its new club on March 31, 1968: the Pilots.  The moniker came from Seattle’s connection with the airplane industry, as well as co-owner Dewey Soriano’s part-time job as a harbor pilot.

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3 Comments on “This day in baseball: The Pilots’ moniker bestowed”

  1. mrbill7474 says:

    I remember this well. The Pilots and Kansas City Royals entered the American League together for the 1969 campaign. After only one season, the Pilots moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers.

  2. steve says:

    Seattle sure got screwed. I wonder how many fans out there retired form being fans after the team was stolen to Milwaukee?


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