The Long Island Press announced this week that QuackerJack has been named “Best Long Island Mascot” as part of this year’s “Best of Long Island 2012” awards. This is the second consecutive year that QuackerJack has received the honor in online voting conducted by the Long Island Press.
The lovable mascot takes home the award after beating out second place finisher Wolfie from Stony Brook University and third place winner Sparky of the New York Islanders in the voting. From leading fans in “Let’s Go Ducks” chants to racing young fans around the bases all season long, “QJ” continues to put smiles on the faces of Long Islanders.
In addition, Ducks infielder Ray Navarrete has been named “Best Long Island Duck.” Navarrete, who just completed his sixth season with the Flock, became the franchise’s all-time hits leader in 2011, surpassing Justin Davies. The 2009 Atlantic League MVP also led the team with 27 home runs and 122 games played while adding 79 RBI, 86 runs, and 20 doubles.