|Number of games||82
|Number of teams||20|
|Season MVP||AEL: Alan Isimo (JAX)|
LL: Ricky Terrazas (MTL)
|Season SKA||AEL: Lien-ying Li (CAL)|
LL: Ricky Terrazas (MTL)
|AEL Champions||California Tidals|
|LL Champions||Kingston Cannons|
|Runner-up||Chicago Pit Bulls|
|Bull Cup Champions|
|Bull Cup MVP||Koji Kondo (CAL)|
The 2012 Season in the Bull Baseball League was the 18th season to be played since 1995, the beginning of the "Modern Era" of the league. In the first expansion since the 1995, four new teams were added and the league was reorganized to balance the geographical locations of the members.
The 2012 season was simulated in July 2016.
During the season, 20 Bull League teams played an 82-game schedule, with three rounds of playoffs following the end of the regular season.
The Bull Cup Championship title was won by the California Tidals of the American Eagle League East division, ending a ten year period of Lake League teams dominating the Bull Cup Championships. The Tidals were the AEL West division's first place team, with a 63-19 (.768) record. The Tidals defeated the Kingston Cannons in a 3-0 series sweep to win the Bull Cup.
The 2012 expansion teams are shown in italics.
| American Eagle League
| Lake League
|Elimination Round||League Championship Series
|Bull Cup Championship Series|
|American Eagle League|
|3||Chicago Pit Bulls||0|
|3||Chicago Pit Bulls||3|
American Eagle League
Expansion and Reorganization
At the end of the November 2011, the league decided to expand to 20 teams for the start of 2012, and to reorganize the teams so that they were distributed along geographical areas more accurately.
To make room for the four expansion teams, some teams were moved between divisions, and one was moved to a different league.
- The Chicago Pit Bulls, which finished 2011 in the AEL East, was moved to the LL West. Originally known as the Knights and located in the Central League, the forerunner to the Lake League, the Pit Bulls are the only active Bull League club to have been in both the AEL and the LL.
- The New York Minutemen moved from the LL West to the LL East. They are geographically close to Toronto and Hamilton, but with the expansion of the divisions to five teams, they were grouped with other easterly teams in the LL, Boston, Chicoutimi, Montreal, and Kingston.
- Added to the LL West were an expansion team, the Battle Creek Attack, based in Battle Creek, Michigan.
- The Richmond Ravens in the AEL West moved from Richmond, California to Jacksonville, Florida, and became the Jacksonville Ravens in the AEL East. This replaced Chicago, which had moved to the LL.
- The Nevada Speeders were moved into the AEL West. This left three teams in the AEL East (Jacksonville, and Calgary and Denver, which are the only two original 1995 AEL East teams remaining). There was now room for two expansion teams in the AEL East, which was necessary because no expansion teams could be put in the LL East, which already had five teams.
- Two new expansion teams were placed in the AEL East, the Dallas Lawmen, based in Dallas, Texas, and the Norfolk Sharks, based in Norfolk, Virginia.
- One expansion team was added to the AEL West, the Arizona Cowboys, based in Mesa, Arizona.
Along with the expansion of four new teams, four new stadiums also opened:
Position and team in 2012 or at time of event shown.
- On August 24, 2012, Michel D'Argent (JAX) hit for the cycle, getting a single, a double, a triple and a home run in a game against Denver Highlanders.
- Ricky Terrazas earned a pitching Triple Crown, for leading the league in wins (13), ERA (1.54) and strike outs (184). Terrazas also earned a pitcher's Triple Crown in 2005
- Bull Baseball League. American Eagle League 2012 Statistics & Leaders. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/sl_stats_100_1_2012.html. Accessed 10 August 2016.
- Bull Baseball League. Lake League 2012 Statistics & Leaders. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/sl_stats_100_0_2012.html. Accessed 10 August 2016.
|Early era||Weaver Cup era||1989 • 1990|
|Bull Cup era begins||1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994|
|Modern era||First expansion||1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001|
|DH-rule begins||2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006|
|Wildcard play begins||2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011|
|Second expansion||2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016|
|100-game seasons||2017 • 2018|
|162-game seasons||2019 • 2020|
|See also||Bull Baseball League|