Yolo County in Northern California will be getting a new baseball team in 2024, the Yolo High Wheelers. The team will be playing on the campus of UC Davis, located in Yolo County near Sacramento.
The logo features a stylized, winged high wheel bicycle, paying homage to the fact that Davis, California is home to the US Bicycling Hall of Fame. Penny-farthings were a popular style of bicycle in the 1870s and 1880s—named after British coins, Pennys and Farthings, which were vastly different in size.
The High Wheelers will be a part of the Pioneer League, an MLB partner league known for resolving ties after nine innings with a home run derby. The team is part of the same group that recently founded another Pioneer League team that made waves: the Oakland Ballers.
The High Wheelers will hit the market for the first time as the Pioneer League kicks off its season in May.