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Staying safe with Minor League Baseball face masks

As cities and states across America enact or extend ordinances requiring people to wear face masks in public places, baseball fans looking to support Minor League teams have a variety of options.  From California to Maine and several places in between, Minor League Baseball fans have plenty of options when seeking face masks.

Updated: October 8, 2020, at 1:00 a.m. EDT

California League

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The Modest Nuts have two face masks with humorous takes on the year.  Each mask costs $9.99.  One features the team’s primary logo and the other has the team’s Copa de la Diversión logo.  The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes have a mask with the team’s primary logo for $15.  The Stockton Ports have two face masks.  One has primary logo for $10, but is free with any order over $25.  The other mask features the team’s 5 O’Clock Dock identity for $14.  Additionally, fans can buy both masks for $20.

Carolina League

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The Down East Wood Ducks have a baseball-themed face mask with the team’s primary logo for $10.  According to the team’s website, the estimated shipping date is August 20.  The Fayetteville Woodpeckers have face masks with their primary logo, alternate logo, and a 1970s throwback design.  The alternate logo mask costs $12, but the other two designs are $10.  Additionally, the Woodpeckers have a neck gaiter that can also be used for cooling available for $25.  The Lynchburg Hillcats have a neck gaiter with the team’s primary logo and text for $6.  The Wilmington Blue Rocks have a mask with their secondary logo and one featuring Mr. Celery (read more here) for $14.

Eastern League

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The Akron RubberDucks have a face mask with their primary logo for $10.  The Erie SeaWolves offer three designs, which include their primary logo, secondary logo on red or black, and their SnowWolves identity for $14 each.  Additionally, the club has a youth mask with their mascot for $12.  The Hartford Yard Goats have four face masks that cost $17.99.  One has the team’s Copa de la Diversión identity, Los Chivos, another features the team’s primary logo on a USA flag, one shows a logo saying “Eat It Up,” and another shows the primary logo on the Connecticut state outline.  The team has sold out of two designs with the team’s primary logo and its Pride Month design.  Net proceeds of different masks have benefited Foodshare CT.  Additionally, the Yard Goats have two masks for youths that feature their mascots Chompers and Chew Chew for $15.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats have a face mask with the team’s primary logo for $18.  The Portland Sea Dogs offer a mask with their primary logo for $9.99.  The Reading Fightin Phils have several face masks offered through Teespring for $15 each.  One features a photograph of FirstEnergy Stadium while the other two have “R-Phils” written on the mask, one in on navy fabric and one on cream-colored pinstripe fabric.  Additionally, the team has one featuring its new alternate identity: the Reading Hot Dogs.  The Richmond Flying Squirrels have a trio of masks that feature their primary logo, “RVA,” and their Copa de la Diversión identity (Ardillas Voladoras).  Proceeds benefit VCU Health’s Rainbow Society.

Florida State League

The Daytona Tortugas have a face mask featuring their primary logo for $10.  The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels have yet to play a game under their new moniker, but have a face mask for $15.  Additionally, face mask-only orders are eligible for free shipping.  Fans purchasing other items in addition to the face mask will pay for shipping on those items, but not the face mask.

International League

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The Buffalo Bisons have a face mask with the team’s jersey logo for $10, which benefits the team’s foundation.  The Charlotte Knights have face masks in five colors for $10 each and a bundle of four masks for $30.  All proceeds benefit the Knights Care for CLT fund.  The Columbus Clippers have a face mask with their primary logo for $7 and two gaiters for $16.  The Durham Bulls have masks with the team’s primary logo and the “Bull City” design plus a neck gaiter with the “Bull City” design for $16 each.  Additionally, the Bulls have a youth mask featuring their mascot for $15.

The Gwinnett Stripers have a face mask with the team’s primary logo for $10.  The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have five options for $9 apiece.  The masks have the team’s primary logo, Gold Standard logo, Fighting Bacon logo, Copa de la Diversión logo, and batting pig logo.  They have three gaiters for $9; one with “Jawn,” one with their Copa identity, and one with multiple logos.  The Rochester Red Wings have face masks with a trio of designs in various colors for $10 each.  Additionally, the club has a pair of youth masks for $8.  The Toledo Mud Hens face mask features a quartet of the club’s logos while the youth mask shows a pair of mascots.  Each mask is $14.95.  The Syracuse Mets have a mask with the team’s primary logo for $16.99.

Fans in New England had two choices between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Worcester Red Sox.  Both sets are now sold out.  The PawSox set had the team’s primary logo, the mascots, and a stylized “P.”  The Woo Sox set had the team’s Smiley Ball character, a stylized “W,” and the name of the team’s future ballpark.

Midwest League

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The Bowling Green Hot Rods have a neck gaiter featuring the team’s primary logo for $15.  The Dayton Dragons have a face mask with the team’s primary logo and text for $9.95.  Additionally, the team has a mask with their mascots and one with the dragon head for $12.95 each.  The Fort Wayne TinCaps have two face cover options: a face mask featuring the team’s cap logo on black fabric and a neck gaiter with multiple cap logos on forest green fabric.  Both face coverings are $12.  The Lake County Captains have a face mask with the team’s primary logo for $15.

The Lansing Lugnuts have three face masks that cost $17.  However, all proceeds go to the Capital Area United Way COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.  One mask features the team’s primary logo on red, one has the team’s secondary logo on black, and one has the team’s Copa de la Diversión logo on light blue.  The South Bend Cubs sold out of a face mask with the team’s primary logo.  Currently the club has adult and youth (available in blue or pink) face masks for $8.99 and a neck gaiter for $14.99.  The West Michigan Whitecaps have a face mask with the team’s primary logo for $16.99.  Additionally, the Whitecaps have a neck gaiter available in small or large for $19.99.  The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers have a gaiter with a variety of logos for $14.99.

New York-Penn League

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The Aberdeen IronBirds have a neck gaiter featuring the team’s mascot Jet on digital camouflage for $10.  Fans can buy two for $15.  The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have an adjustable face mask with the team’s primary logo for $10.  The Norwich Sea Unicorns have two designs available with each on a face mask or neck gaiter.  The masks cost $12 and the gaiter is $15.  The Tri-City ValleyCats have face masks in five different colors.  Each mask costs $12.

Northwest League

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The Eugene Emeralds have two neck gaiters for $18 apiece.  One has the team’s primary logo while the other has the team’s name.  The team also has a face mask for $12.  In addition, the Ems have a program so fans can buy a mask and donate one to a local school.  The Everett AquaSox have a two-pack of masks for $25 that feature the team’s primary logo.  Additionally, the AquaSox have a face mask with the team’s secondary logo, a mix of logos, and a tie-dye design for $16.99.  In partnership with Baseballism, the Hillsboro Hops have a face mask featuring a variant of the team’s primary logo.  In addition to “Hops,” text on the mask offers a message of “hope, optimism, patience, strength.”  All profits benefit Community Action.  The Spokane Indians have a face mask with multiple logos for $14.

Pacific Coast League

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The Albuquerque Isotopes have face masks with their primary logo on grey or red for $10 and purple for $16.  In addition, the team has a mask with its Mariachis identity on black or teal for $16.  They also have masks featuring their mascot for youths for $15 and adults for $16.  The El Paso Chihuahuas have a face mask with their primary logo for $17.99.  The Las Vegas Aviators have several face masks with adult sizes for $18 and youth sizes for $16.  Additionally, the Aviators have a two neck gaiters for $12.99.

The Memphis Redbirds have three face masks for $15 apiece.  One with the team’s primary logo, one with a secondary logo, and one with the Memphis Chicks logo.  The Nashville Sounds have a mask with the team’s primary logo for $16.  The Oklahoma City Dodgers sold out of a mask with “OKC” written on it.  The Omaha StormChasers have a mask with the team’s primary logo for $12, and sold out of a design with the team’s jersey text.  The Reno Aces have two designs for $20; one with the team’s primary logo and another with the “Biggest Little City” logo.

The Round Rock Express have two gaiters for $20. One features the myth of the Hairy Man (read more here) and one has multiple logos.  The San Antonio Missions have two gaiters for $14.  One has the team’s primary logo while the other design is the team’s Copa de la Diversión identity.  The Tacoma Rainiers have a gaiter and face mask with the team’s primary logo, each for $14.99.

Pioneer League

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The Missoula PaddleHeads, who re-branded from the Missoula Osprey during the off-season, have three face masks and three gaiters.  Each design is available in small, medium, or large.  Face masks cost $13 and gaiters cost $15.  Due to a limited supply the team is not selling either item online; however, people can email the team’s retail manager to purchase a face mask or gaiter.  Additionally, fans can buy the masks and gaiters at the MSO Hub in downtown Missoula.

South Atlantic League

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The Asheville Tourists have face masks with the team’s primary logo and the team’s alternate identity of the Asheville Hippies. Each mask is $14.95.  The August GreenJackets sold out of masks with the Pimento Cheese logo and the team’s primary logo.  Net proceeds from both masks benefited the Golden Harvest Food Bank.  Additionally, the GreenJackets have a face mask with the team’s primary logo in a San Francisco Giants color scheme for $18.  The proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital of Georgia.  The Charleston RiverDogs have a youth mask for $12. The Columbia Fireflies have a face mask with the team’s primary logo and one with their Copa de la Diversión identity for $12.50 apiece.

The Delmarva Shorebirds have a two-pack of face masks featuring their primary logo for $20.  The Greensboro Grasshoppers have a neck gaiter with the team’s primary logo for $15.  The Greenville Drive have a mask with the team’s primary logo and a youth mask with the mascot’s face for $8 apiece.  The Hickory Crawdads sold out of a face mask with the team’s name on a sky blue-and-white houndstooth pattern.  However, they still have a mask with the team’s Copa de la Diversión identity of the Llamas de Hickory for $12.

The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers sold out of a face mask with their primary logo for $7.  However, the team now has a trio of masks that fans can buy as a bundle for $25 or individually for $10.  One design features the mascot’s curly mustache, one shows the mascot flying in the air, and another has the primary logo on the mask.  The Lexington Legends have a neck gaiter with the team’s name and the brand’s famous mustache for $9.99 and a face mask with a mustache for $5.

Southern League

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The Chattanooga Lookouts have a face mask with the team’s primary logo for $16.  The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp have a face mask that feature the team’s home logo and the logo of its ballpark, which was renamed in early 2020.  The mask costs $10.  The Pensacola Blue Wahoos have an adjustable mask that can fit youths or adults for $8.

The Rocket City Trash Pandas have three face masks available.  One features the a small version of the team’s primary logo, one has the team name between two stripes, and the third design have bigger stripes with the team’s logo.  Each mask costs $14.  Additionally, the Trash Pandas have two neck gaiters for $16.  One features the team’s primary logo and the other has the team’s name between black-and-white bands.  Unlike most teams that are selling their face masks, the Tennessee Smokies are giving away a face mask with each online order over $25.  However, the face masks are available while supplies last.

Texas League

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The Amarillo Sod Poodles have a neck gaiter available in red or blue.  Fans can buy one, regardless of color, for $15 or two of the same color or mix-and-match red and blue for $25.  The Arkansas Travelers have a face mask with the team’s primary logo on one side and an alternate logo on the other.  The mask costs $14.99.  The Corpus Christi Hooks two face masks.  One features their fauxback design on light blue fabric for $10 and the other is part of the team’s Whataburger collection for $15 (read more here).  The Northwest Arkansas Naturals have a mask for youths in light blue or cardinal for $8.

Recapping the face masks

People looking to buy Minor League face masks can choose from seventy-four teams (as of October 8).  Teams at every level of affiliated baseball are selling face masks.  Every league has at least one team selling masks, except for the Appalachian League.  The Triple-A International and Pacific Coast leagues each have eleven teams selling face masks, which is the most across Minor League Baseball.  Triple-A has twenty-two teams selling face masks, which makes it the classification with the most teams selling masks.

Twenty-three MLB teams have more than one Minor League affiliate selling face masks.  The Cleveland Indians lead the way with five, as all of their Minor League affiliates sell face masks.  However, the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers follow close behind with four affiliates apiece selling masks.  North Carolina is the state with the most teams selling face masks with eight (Asheville, Charlotte, Down East, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, and Kannapolis).  Ohio has the highest percentage of teams selling face masks, as all six clubs (Akron, Columbus, Dayton, Lake County, Mahoning Valley, and Toledo) in the state have one for sale.  Additionally, six Minor League teams (Augusta, Buffalo, Charlotte, Hillsboro, Lansing, and Richmond) are currently supporting local charities with the sales of face masks.

Face masks by MLB affiliation (American League)

AL East
Baltimore Orioles: Class A Delmarva Shorebirds and Class A Short Season Aberdeen IronBirds
Boston Red Sox: Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, future Triple-A Worcester Red Sox, Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, and Class A Greenville Drive
New York Yankees: Class A Charleston RiverDogs
Tampa Bay Rays: Triple-A Durham Bulls and Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Toronto Blue Jays: Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and Class A Lansing Lugnuts

AL Central
Chicago White Sox: Triple-A Charlotte Knights and Class A Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
Cleveland Indians: Triple-A Columbus Clippers, Double-A Akron RubberDucks, Class A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats, Class A Lake County Captains, and Class A Short Season Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Detroit Tigers: Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, Double-A Erie SeaWolves, Class A West Michigan Whitecaps, and Class A Short Season Norwich Sea Unicorns
Kansas City Royals: Triple-A Omaha StormChasers, Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Class A Advanced Wilmington Blue Rocks, and Class A Lexington Legends
Minnesota Twins: Triple-A Rochester Red Wings, Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, and Class A Advanced Fort Myers Mighty Mussels

AL West
Houston Astros: Triple-A Round Rock Express, Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks, Class A Advanced Fayetteville Woodpeckers, and Class A Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats
Los Angeles Angels: Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas
Oakland Athletics: Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators and Class A Advanced Stockton Ports
Seattle Mariners: Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, Double-A Arkansas Travelers, Class A Advanced Modesto Nuts, and Class A Short Season Everett AquaSox
Texas Rangers: Triple-A Nashville Sounds, Class A Advanced Down East Wood Ducks, Class A Hickory Crawdads, and Class A Short Season Spokane Indians

Face masks by MLB affiliation (National League)

NL East
Atlanta Braves: Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers
Miami Marlins: Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
New York Mets: Triple-A Syracuse Mets and Class A Columbia Fireflies
Philadelphia Phillies: Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Double-A Reading Fightin Phils

NL Central
Chicago Cubs: Double-A Tennessee Smokies, Class A South Bend Cubs, and Class A Short Season Eugene Emeralds
Cincinnati Reds: Double-A Cincinnati Reds, Class A Advanced Daytona Tortugas, and Class A Dayton Dragons
Milwaukee Brewers: Triple-A San Antonio Missions and Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Pittsburgh Pirates: Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers
St. Louis Cardinals: Triple-A Memphis Redbirds

NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks: Triple-A Reno Aces, Class A Short Season Hillsboro Hops, and Rookie Advanced Missoula PaddleHeads
Colorado Rockies: Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, Double-A Hartford Yard Goats, and Class A Asheville Tourists
Los Angeles Dodgers: Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers and Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
San Diego Padres: Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, Double-A Amarillo Sod Poodles, and Class A Fort Wayne TinCaps
San Francisco Giants: Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels and Class A Augusta GreenJackets

Important safety guidelines

As several team stores note, these face masks are not intended for medical use nor are they medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE).  However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people wear face masks when in public settings and when around people who do not live in your household.  The CDC has detailed guidelines explaining why it encourages people to wear face masks (read more here).

Disclosure

I am not affiliated with Minor League Baseball or any of its teams.  I did not receive any compensation from MiLB or any teams to compile this data.  Additionally, I do not profit from readers clicking on links or purchasing any Minor League team face masks.

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