Disco Turkeys and Bigfoots to compete for Turkeyfoot Cup
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (April 7, 2022) – The Carolina Disco Turkeys and their regional counterpart, the Boone Bigfoots, are excited to announce that they will be competing against each other beginning this season for an annual rivalry trophy, called the Turkeyfoot Cup.
The winner of the season series between the teams will take home the prize.
The trophy’s name is derived in part from the town name of Turkeyfoot, North Carolina, a small community on the border of Davie and Iredell Counties. The community is roughly halfway between Winston-Salem and Boone, albeit off the beaten path. The area was once known, in part, as a place where some in Davie County could choose to enjoy historically more liberal alcohol laws in Iredell County.
The name Turkeyfoot also is a joining of the shortened version of what each teams’ fans call their teams, the Turkeys and the Foots.
“We had a couple dramatic, one-run losses to Boone last season and a couple games where they hit us for big innings and they got away from us,” said Greg Sullivan, the Disco Turkeys’ co-owner and president. “I think both of our rosters will be improved this year and getting an intense rivalry going should be a lot of fun. Both our communities, Winston-Salem and Boone, are great baseball communities and our guys love playing their guys.”
The Disco Turkeys, a summer wood bat team with players from schools including Wake Forest and Appalachian State, play out of Truist Stadium in late May, June and July when the Winston-Salem Dash are on road trips. The Disco Turkeys and Bigfoots are scheduled to face each other a total of 10 times this season with matchups at Truist Stadium, Appalachian State’s Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium and the Hickory Crawdads’ LP Frans Stadium. The Disco Turkeys will announce their 2022 schedule this month.