Baseball team changes name to Manchester Chicken Tenders

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My local minor league baseball team, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, will rebrand themselves to pay tribute to the birthplace of the chicken tender.

The name change recognizes the 1974 invention of the chicken tender at a nearby restaurant, The Puritan Backroom, in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Fisher Cats, the double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, will wear a custom white jersey that reads “Manchester Chicken Tenders Est. 1974” and features the blue and yellow color scheme of New Hampshire’s state flag.

I’ve spent many a date night at Fisher Cats games, watching future greats such as current Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., shortstop Bo Bichette and infielder Cavan Biggio, as well as now retired outfielder Melky Cabrera. In addition, The Puritan’s chicken tenders are well-loved in the area, so this is an exciting local collaboration. 

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