The Nuts adopted their current name in 2005, after the team's affiliation with the Oakland Athletics ended. Before then, the team was known as the Modesto Athletics (or A's). The new name was chosen to reflect the several types of nuts that are grown in this region of California.
The flagship radio station of the Modesto Nuts is KESP, Am 970 ESPN Radio. In March 2007 Joshua Suchon was named as the play-by-play announcer.
In Spring 2008, the team was the subject of Bush League TV's short internet video "Bush League 101: How to Bush League a Bush League Baseball Team." The Bush League TV team plans to have a tailgate at a road game in June.