Post by Pounce Needs Pals on Jul 19, 2019 8:06:47 GMT -6
The team will wear specialty jerseys with a refrigerator on the front to pay homage to the origin of their nickname. Back in 1970 the team was purchase by local businessman Erwin Merar, who owned an appliance store with a top selling brand of Admiral. A sports marketing pioneer ahead of his time, Merar decided to get his store some publicity and thus the Admirals nickname was born.
Post by nickpanther on Jul 19, 2019 10:56:18 GMT -6
Team was called the Wings their first season, then changed to the Admirals the next season. Norfolks team was also called the Admirals, but since the Milwaukee nickname was older , they didn't have to change it