From the Toledo Mudhens:
MUD HENS IN TOP 25 FOR MiLB MERCHANDISE SALES
2012 Sales for Minor League Baseball Topped $54 Million
TOLEDO – The Toledo Mud Hens are among the top 25 best-selling brands for 2012 in MiLB Merchandise Sales. Minor League Baseball announced its national Licensing program, consisting of 160 clubs, had its best year since 2008. The league generated an estimated $54 million in sales last year, a 3.3 percent increase over 2011 and the third highest total since the program began in 1991.
“The Toledo Mud Hens are thrilled to be one of the top teams in Minor League Baseball fan wear sales again this year,” says Craig Katz, Director of Merchandise and Licensing. “Mud Hens fans are the best in Minor League Baseball and we are honored that across the county and around the world fans continue to show off their Mud Hens pride and fanwear.”
Rankings of the top teams are based on wholesale sales reported from January 1 to December 31, 2012.
Here is the 2012 Top 25, listed alphabetically: Albuquerque Isotopes, Carolina Mudcats; Columbus Clippers; Corpus Christi Hooks; Durham Bulls; Fort Wayne TinCaps; Greensboro Grasshoppers; Indianapolis Indians; Lake Elsinore Storm; Lakewood BlueClaws; Lehigh Valley IronPigs; Midland RockHounds; Pawtucket Red Sox; Pensacola Blue Wahoos; Portland Sea Dogs; Reno Aces; Richmond Flying Squirrels; Rochester Red Wings; Round Rock Express; Sacramento River Cats; Salt Lake Bees; Savannah Sand Gnats; Toledo Mud Hens; Trenton Thunder; and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers .
The Mud Hens kick off a four game series tonight in Gwinnett before heading to Charlotte. The team returns home on May 31 to face the Louisville Bats. You can catch every Mud Hens baseball game live on Fox Sports Radio 1230 and all 72 home games live on BCSN. Fans can purchase tickets at the Fifth Third Field box office, by calling 419-725-HENS, or online at www.mudhens.com.