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Sometimes you wonder, or at least I do, at some of the unusual sports names out there. We have one right in town - the Applesox. It's familiar to us, but if you think about it, it's different. Original. The Walla Walla Sweets and the Bellingham Bells are a couple others. While most of them have some sort of a connection to the area, some of them are just plain random. Here is a look at a few of the oddest names out there in collegiate-level summer league baseball.

Mellville Millionaires.

Mere wishful thinking? If we are talking money, then yes, but on the field the Millionaires are rich as they end the regular season with a second place finish in their division.

http://www.melvillemillionaires.com/

Sherrill Silversmiths.

The Silversmiths had a tough go at hammering out the competition this last year. Might look into getting a couple new tools to work with.

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=silversmiths

Harrisonburg Turks.

The Turks controlled the Valley Baseball League much like the Applesox took over in the West Coast League this year.

http://www.harrisonburgturks.com/

Delaware Cows.

It might take them awhile to get mooooving, but once they do they are hard to stop. Even so, I think I would have a hard time getting used to being called a cow.

http://www.delawarecows.com/

Stark County Terriers.

The team obviously didn’t pick this name to instill fear into their opponents. It is original, though, I'll give it that.

http://www.terriersbaseballclub.com/

Winter Haven Loggerheads.

Now, I haven’t watched them play, but I would hope that these turtles don’t follow the old slow and steady maxim as it could create some trouble for them as they are trying to get around the bases.

http://www.floridaleague.com/Teams/WinterHavenLoggerheads.aspx

Columbia Blowfish.

I don’t know who would think to name their team this, but I love it. The image of a blowfish on their team page makes it that much better.

http://www.blowfishbaseball.com/

Redding Colt .45’s.

As long as everyone keeps their weapons holstered and we don’t see any duels out behind the dugout after the game everything should be OK.

http://www.reddingcolt45.com/

Fulton Railroaders.

All aboard! Wait… Is that even a word? Eh, we get the point. A railroader is a railroader and that’s good enough for me.

http://www.railroadersbaseball.com/

Hannibal Cavemen.

Do you use stones for balls and clubs for bats when you play with these guys? From the sound of it I doubt I’d want to step up to the plate against the Cavemen.

http://www.hannibalcavemen.com/

Slippery Rock Sliders.

They might slip away with the game if you aren't careful. The name has a good ring to it - makes you forget that they are talking about a baseball team here.

http://www.theslipperyrocksliders.com/news/news.htm

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