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Lexington County Blowfish
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Information
LeagueCoastal Plain League (West)
LocationLexington, South Carolina
BallparkLexington County Baseball Stadium
Year founded2006
ColorsRed, White and Blue
MascotBlowie the Blowfish
OwnershipBill & Vicki Shanahan
ManagerKC Brown
Websitegoblowfishbaseball.com

The Lexington County Blowfish are a summer collegiate baseball team in the Coastal Plain League. The team plays its home games at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium in unincorporated Lexington County, South Carolina (with an address in the town of Lexington). The Blowfish first started competing in the CPL during the 2006 season. During their first year in existence, the Blowfish led the Coastal Plain League in attendance and was voted the Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year.

The Blowfish are known for their family-friendly fun at the ballpark and in the community. The organization offers all-you-can-eat ticket plans[1] (including 5-game, 10-game and 15-game options), packaged with the team’s top theme nights and fireworks shows.

Lexington County has been named the Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year three times (2022, 2015, 2006).

The Blowfish announced KC Brown as the team’s head coach prior to the 2023 season.

The front office consists of team Co-owners Bill & Vicki Shanahan and General Manager Tony Baldwin.

The Blowfish replaced the Capital City Bombers when professional baseball left Columbia after the 2004 season. The Blowfish moved from Columbia to Lexington County in 2014.[2] The team is named after popular South Carolina band Hootie and the Blowfish.

Columbia area baseball history

Since 1892 Columbia has fielded teams in various minor leagues, including:

Summer college teams:

The Blowfish hosted the 2007 and 2018 Coastal Plain League All-Star Games.

Notable Lexington County baseball alumni

Blowfish alumni

Ten former Blowfish have played Major League Baseball:[3]

Notable alumni of other teams

References

  1. ^ "Tickets". Retrieved 2023-01-22.
  2. ^ "The Blowfish Will Get a New Home". ABC Columbia. July 29, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Blowfish Alumni in the Big Leagues". Lexington County Blowfish. February 12, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2023.