LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — After more than 20 years, one of Lexington’s baseball teams has changed its name.

Formerly the Lexington Legends — a team within the South Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball — will now be known as the Counter Clocks.

The team said this new name “pays homage to Kentucky’s historic spirit of independence.”

“Traditionally, horses in England raced around a grass track in a clockwise direction. However, declaring independence from the British way, early Kentuckians began to race their horses in the opposite direction – counterclockwise – and on dirt,” team officials said in a news release. “The world – and baseball – ultimately followed Kentucky’s lead.”

With the name change, the Lexington Counter Clocks introduced Hoss and Dinger, two “fun-loving characters that encapsulate the energetic nature of the brand.”

For more information about the Counter Clocks, visit lexingtoncounterclocks.com.

The Lexington Counter Clocks season begins on April 28 with a three-game homestand against the York Revolution at Wild Health Field.