Book Digs Into Stories Behind Minor League Team Names

06/25/12 8:45AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Melody Bodette
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What do the Muscatine Buttonmakers, the Savannah Sand Gnats, and the Nevada Lunatics all have in common?

They're Professional Baseball teams, and they're all part of a new book called "Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them."

The author of the book is minor league baseball broadcaster Tim Hagerty, who says he came up with the idea for the book shortly after graduating in 2004 from Lyndon State College.

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