Hillsboro's new baseball team named the Hops

Hillsboro's new baseball team named the Hops

Hillsboro's new minor league baseball team has its name: the Hillsboro Hops.

“The name ‘Hops’ recognizes Hillsboro’s proud agricultural heritage and the fact that Oregon is the second largest hop producing state in the United States,” said K.L. Wombacher, General Manager of the Hillsboro Hops. "Hops is also a term used regularly in baseball –- short hop, bad hop, crow hop. We feel ‘Hops’ encompasses several different components we wanted to include in our team name.”

Officials from Short Season, LLC made the announcement Tuesday for its Single-A baseball team. The Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate begins play in a new state-of-the-art stadium in Hillsboro in 2013 and will play 38 home games from mid-June to early September.

Read more at KATU.

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