From Rumble Ponies to AquaSox, weird baseball team names are baked into the great big casserole that is baseball.
Football teams have to be tough and intimidating, but baseball isn’t like that. There are funny baseball team names, team names based on local landmarks, and names based on silly baseball puns.
The Amarillo Sod Poodles. If that’s the name of an actual professional team, imagine what you and your goon squad can get away with.
Baseball Names for 2022
Given baseball’s looong history, you’d think all the good baseball team names had been used long ago. But you’d be wrong.
Teams have mostly just been getting all the boring, silly, and weird baseball team names out of the way. IMHO we’re just starting to get into the best baseball team name ideas out there.
Because you all hit a lot of balls back up the middle. Also because your baseball career is just about to come back – any day now.
No Cap Baseball
It’s just a saying, you can still wear caps if you want.
I also like The Nine True Outcomes, but I am both a stats and a words nerd.
Still Slaps Hitters
If you’re looking for soccer team names, this one would definitely fit the bill.
Majorly Based Ball
TBH I don’t fully understand how to use based correctly. TBH I’m just now getting a handle on TBH.
Out of Our League
Or, if that’s a little too aggro, Weird Flex works too.
Opponents. Dragons. Outfits. Whatever.
Funny Baseball Team Names
Look, I always try my best to be funny in these article. But I have to live knowing I’ll never be as funny as my 1989 VHS of Super Duper Baseball Bloopers.
Is this a dirty trick? Yes. Will it ever work? Probably not.
We Goes Where Fungos
If that’s too simple for your tastes, there are actually a surprising number of good barrel puns out there.
- Barrels of Fun
- Barrels of Monkeys
- Roll Out the Barrels
- Barreling Down
- Whine Barrel
Traveling Baseball Team Names
You’re not a real baseball player until you’ve taken a too-long bus ride to a city that hates you.
The Magic Bus
This can be either a reference to The Who or The Magic School Bus – or both.
Feel free to misspell Dogs in whatever way seems coolest. Dawgs, Dogz, Dawgz, Doggos, Degs, whatever does it for ya.
I’ve said it before, but I love any team name that comes with a theme song.
Dirty Baseball Team Names
Being a filthy perv is a baseball tradition as long as bobbleheads, cream pies, and foot-long hot dogs.
6-9 Double Play
Ok, so you don’t see a lot of shortstop-to-right fielder double plays, but it could happen. I haven’t quite figured out how, but it could happen.
90 Foot Fetish
RBI’d for Her Pleasure
It doesn’t take an accredited doctor of punology to come up with this hit pun. Any PhDs out there might appreciate this non-exhaustive list though:
- Feeling Hitty
- Hit Talkers
- Hit a Brick
Backyard Baseball Team Names
Ah, Backyard Baseball – a true classic of the genre. You can’t fully customize the Backyard Baseball team names, but here are some of our favorite combos.
Now that’s just cute.
Now that’s just ironic.
White Socks or Red Socks
Obviously, you’ve heard of these teams. But did you know that if you put these names in, you get access to special team features?
Clever Baseball Team Names Based on TV and Movies
According to the most contemporary data, metrics, and analytic tools available, it’s objectively clear that baseball has the best movies.
Who Are These Fucking Guys?
I also like The Goingyardigans, which is a little cockier – though it is still a reference to a kids’ show.
Champ Kind’s Kind Champs
See the previous Anchorman clip for reference.
Youth Baseball Team Names
Baseball is a wonderful game for teaching kids teamwork, perseverance, and the true value of nefarious skullduggery.
I only include this because it was my 3-year-old’s answer suggestion for a good baseball team name.
Good Eye Mates
The Good Guys
Catchy Baseball Team Names
These names for baseball teams are mostly just fun to say.
Dead Red Redemption
Swinging into Action
Those brainstorming catchy tennis team names may also like this idea.
Weird Baseball Team Names
You might say that these team names are off the beaten basepath? Actually, now that you mention it…
Off the Beaten Basepath
Kiss-Kiss Bang-Bang Play
U Down With OBP
Cool Baseball Team Names
Because sometimes you don’t want to look at the same silly pun all season long.
I can’t explain it, but I like the all caps here. It just feels right.
Or Golden Glovemen if you want to get fancy with it.
Unique Baseball Team Names
You might not understand these unique baseball team names, but that might be exactly why someone else is picking it.
Big League Chewpacbras
Rally Hat Tricks
In baseball, a hat trick is when a batter strikes out three times in a row. This might make a cool hockey team name since hat tricks in hockey are a good thing.
It’s a Vibe
Old School Baseball Team Names
They say that baseball is a young man’s game, and that may be true on the MLB level. In reality, there are way, way more middle-aged dudes playing rec league ball out there.
BTW this can also be adjusted to match whatever decade fits your team’s demographics best.
This is a modern baseball team name for old-school baseball players.
Let’s Get it On Base
I have a weird fascination with naming teams after now-defunct organizations.
Baseball Team Names from Around the Web
That’s it, I’m gassed. Let’s bring in some arms from the bullpen to close this thing out.
Aces of Bases
Aces of Diamonds
Ball of Duty
All About that Base
No Base Like Home
League Me Alone
BasebAll or Nothing
Ok, so to be honest the other author I nicked these last few from is me. It’s actually from our Fantasy Baseball Team Names article, which also has a bunch of potential options for you.
More Team Name Ideas for Other Sports
Are you looking for a team name idea for another sport? We’ve got you covered.
More Baseball Team Name Ideas?
If you have ideas for more baseball team names, tell me about them in the comments below. I’ll add the funny ones to this list.