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It is the Martinez Sturgeon

2/10/2020- The 2020 Pecos League Martinez team will be known as the Sturgeon. The name fits perfectly with the fish related historical names of the Pecos League (Amberjacks and Pupfish). After several months and over 85 potential names Sturgeon fits best. The will be called Sturgeon (singular) not Sturgeons. Other Pecos League teams feature singular names (Garden City Wind, Santa Fe Fuego, Wasco Reserve, Santa Cruz Seaweed)

The Sturgeon colors will be Royal Blue, Sky Blue and White.

The teams website is http://www.MartinezSturgeon.com

The name was decided by the Baseball SubCommittee in Martinez which has been vital in bringing baseball back to Martinez for the 2020 season. Originally the team was going to be named the Martinez Mackerel, but the name was objected due to references in the Urban Dictionary.

The ballpark sits on the edge of the Carquinez Strait which is a body of water were Sturgeon fishing is common. Mackerel are not presently caught there.

Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. Their evolution dates back to the Triassic period some 245 to 208 million years ago.[2] The family is grouped into four genera: Acipenser, Huso, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. Four species may now be extinct.[3] Two closely related species, Polyodon spathula (American paddlefish) and Psephurus gladius (Chinese paddlefish, possibly extinct) are of the same order, Acipenseriformes, but are in the family Polyodontidae and are not considered to be "true" sturgeons. Both sturgeons and paddlefish have been referred to as "primitive fishes" because their morphological characteristics have remained relatively unchanged since the earliest fossil record.[4][5] Sturgeons are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America.