Macon Bacon chosen as new baseball team name

The newest Macon baseball team name was announced as Macon Bacon on Thursday / Carlos Stephens (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- It's official! Macon's newest baseball team will be named the Macon Bacon.

The team name was announced by team officials on Wednesday at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Residents were asked to submit team names earlier this year. The five finalist were Bacon, Hits, Heat, Soul and Noise.

Ultimately, Macon Bacon was chosen.

The team is the latest member of the Coastal Plains League, a collegiality wooden bat league.

The Macon Bacon's inaugural season begins next summer.

The team will play at Luther Williams Field. A $2.5 million renovation of the field begins Oct. 1. and should be complete by May.

Danny Higginbotham was hired as the team's manager earlier this month.

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