Westfield baseball franchise
Westfield baseball franchise launches Starfires brand
Team to begin play in summer of 2019
WESTFIELD, MA _ The latest entry in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League unveiled its name and logo on Wednesday night at an event held at the Shortstop Bar and Grill.
The Westfield Starfires will begin play in the summer of 2019 at Bullens Field in Westfield.
The team name pays homage to the City of Westfield’s deep connection with the Air National Guard stationed at Barnes Airport.
The team name is derived from the Lockheed F-94 Starfire, a first-generation jet aircraft of the United States Air Force. The F-94 was the first operational USAF fighter equipped with an afterburner and was the first jet-powered all-weather fighter to enter combat during the Korean War in January 1953.
The Starfires are committed to honoring, enhancing, and adding to the baseball legacy in the City of Westfield.
The Westfield Starfires were founded by local entrepreneurs Christopher J. Thompson and Donald L. Moorhouse, a Westfield resident, and are now part of the FCBL’s seven-team circuit.
Since 2011, the Futures League has experienced a meteoric rise to become one of the top summer collegiate leagues in the country. This rise is due in large part to the league’s well-capitalized ownership groups featuring franchises with tremendous facilities in outstanding communities.
Season ticket packages and merchandise for the new franchise are available now through westfieldstarfires.com Follow the team at Facebook.com/westfieldstarfires, Twitter @starfiresBB, and Instgram @starfiresBB