|Number of games||162
|Number of teams||16|
|Top draft pick||Jorge Garcia
|Selected by||Houston Oilers|
|Bull Cup Champions|
The 2025 Bull League season began on April 7 and ended on October 1. It was the 35th season in which the teams contested for the Bull Cup in the playoffs (beginning in 1991 and not including 1994). It was also the 36th anniversary since the Bull League first formed in 1989.
- 1 Schedule
- 2 Managerial changes
- 3 Major events
- 4 Anniversaries and special events
- 5 Standings
- 6 Postseason
- 7 Award winners
- 8 Milestones
- 9 Retirements
- 10 Retired numbers
- 11 Broadcasts
- 12 College and minor leagues
- 13 References
The 2025 season is the seventh season played with a Championship Season schedule length of 162 games. It is the first since the 2025 Expansion and will not include any interleague games. The schedule was entirely made up of 3-game series.
In real life, the season is expected to run from July to November, 2021
|Team||Former GM||Reason for Leaving||New GM||Notes|
|Washington Freedom||Matt B||Resigned||Paul Sporer||Matt was busy during the off season, inking contract extension deals and taking stock of the state of the club he inherited after the 2024 campaign, and made a notable free agent signing, bringing Aaron Miller to the team on a 3-year, $45,750,000 contract in December. A rule 5 gamble was a bust as starter David Blanchard, the team's only pick, got injured during Spring Training and will miss the first half of 2025. But Matt received a competing offer from outside of the baseball world and left the position on April 16, just over a week into the 2025 season. His replacement, FanGraphs writer Paul Sporer, took over not long after.|
Hall of Fame inductions
On January 14, 2025, the Hall of Fame inducted one new member, former Seattle Salts second baseman Jesse Nelson. At the time of his election, Nelson was 7th all-time in home runs, with 345, and 15th all-time in hits, with 1,513. The Savannah, Georgia native went to school in Canada at University of British Columbia, and was a 1st overall pick in the 1998 draft by the Toronto Ducks. After signing for just over $3.9 million, the one-time #2 Bull League prospect went on to feature in three all-star games with Toronto. After going free agent following the 2005 campaign, Nelson spent some time in Calgary, California and Chicago before inking a 4-year, $94.4 million contract with the Seattle Salts, his induction team. His name became synonymous with Seattle, achieving an AELCS MVP award in 2013, and making five more All-Star game trips. Nelson still ranks near the top of almost every Seattle all-time batting record, and cemented a reputation for being a clutch player in late innings with numerous walk-off hits and career Grand Slams during his 21 seasons of play.
Anniversaries and special events
Throughout the season, various special events and anniversaries will be recognized.
|Chicago Pit Bulls||2024 Bull Cup Championship banner and ring ceremony (April 13)|
Final regular season standings as of October 1, 2025. Playoff teams are in bold.
| Lake League
| Metropolitan League
|Elimination Round||League Championship Series
|Bull Cup Championship Series|
|1||Kansas City Blizzard||2|
|1||Chicago Pit Bulls||1|
|4||New York Dragons||3|
|4||New York Dragons||2|
Batter of the month
See article: Batter of the Month Award
Pitcher of the month
See article: Pitcher of the Month Award
Rookie of the month
See article: Rookie of the Month Award
Players of the week
|Week||Lake League||Metropolitan League|
|April 6-13||Javier Aquino (2B)||Chicago||.586, 1 HR, 8 RBI||Ricardo Rodriguez (CF)||Houston||.444, 2 HR, 7 RBI|
|April 14-20||Dwayne Norris (LF)||Minneapolis||.391, 4 HR, 8 RBI||Carlos Gutierrez (1B)||California||.478, 2 HR, 5 RBI|
|April 21-27||Les Groves (C)||Montreal||.542, 2 HR, 8 RBI||Jorge Velazquez (1B)||Kansas City||.571, 4 HR, 12 RBI|
|April 28-May 4||Jon Guillot (3B)||Chicago||.474, 3 HR, 7 RBI||Jeremy Martin (3B)||Miami||.455, 3 HR, 8 RBI|
|May 5-11||Cirio de Mares (3B)||Boston||.600, 1 HR, 12 RBI||Georges Henri (CF)||Nevada||.500, 4 HR, 20 RBI|
|May 12-18||Payton Bint (1B)||Chicago||.500, 3 HR, 6 RBI||Raul Vasquez (RF)||California||.556, 2 HR, 6 RBI|
|May 19-25||Jon Guillot (3B)||Chicago||.579, 1 HR, 6 RBI||Georges Henri (CF)||Nevada||.500, 4 HR, 6 RBI|
|May 26-May 30||Cirio de Mares (3B)||Boston||.435, 3 HR, 7 RBI||Brian Chambliss (1B)||Seattle||.556, 2 HR, 9 RBI|
|June 1-7||Adrian Beaudin (1B)||Minneapolis||.414, 4 HR, 10 RBI||Alex Martinez (SS)||Miami||.452, 1 HR, 15 RBI|
|June 8-15||Dwayne Norris (LF)||Minneapolis||.435, 4 HR, 9 RBI||Quentin O'Connell (SS)||Seattle||.500, 2 HR, 11 RBI|
|June 16-22||Jorge Garzes (1B)||New York||.455, 2 HR, 8 RBI||Carlos Chavez (RF)||Kansas City||.478, 3 HR, 9 RBI|
|June 23-29||Price Simms (RF)||Montreal||.636, 1 HR, 7 RBI||Ben Fennell (LF)||Seattle||.538, 4 HR, 6 RBI|
|June 30-July 6||Price Simms (RF)||Montreal||.444, 4 HR, 8 RBI||Cletus Avery (1B)||Nevada||.464, 5 HR, 9 RBI|
|July 7-13||Ray James (2B)||Boston||.545, 1 HR, 3 RBI||Jeremy Martin (3B)||California||.550, 5 HR, 7 RBI|
|July 14-20||John Rambo (RF)||Chicago||.424, 2 HR, 6 RBI||Sal Rojas (LF)||Houston||.367, 2 HR, 17 RBI|
|July 21-27||Al Abraham (RF)||New York||.565, 2 HR, 12 RBI||Manny Llamas (1B)||Houston||.391, 4 HR, 8 RBI|
|July 28-August 3||Kevin Mullins (1B)||Ohio||.385, 3 HR, 9 RBI||Cletus Avery (1B)||Nevada||.429, 4 HR, 10 RBI|
|August 4-10||Price Simms (RF)||Montreal||.481, 2 HR, 8 RBI||Ricardo Rodriguez (CF)||Houston||.600, 3 HR, 6 RBI|
|August 11-17||Ray James (2B)||Boston||.577, 3 HR, 6 RBI||Shinji Kinoshita (3B)||Washington||.500, 4 HR, 10 RBI|
|August 18-24||John Rambo (RF)||Chicago||.536, 7 HR, 11 RBI||Shinji Kinoshita (3B)||Washington||.522, 3 HR, 8 RBI|
|August 25-31||Adrian Beaudin (1B)||Minneapolis||.500, 2 HR, 8 RBI||Jeff Burton (RF)||California||.556, 1 HR, 3 RBI|
|September 1-7||John Rambo (RF)||Chicago||.400, 4 HR, 7 RBI||Cletus Avery (1B)||Nevada||.440, 3 HR, 13 RBI|
|September 8-14||John Rambo (RF)||Chicago||.467, 3 HR, 8 RBI||Jared Ricci (2B)||Nevada||.385, 7 HR, 11 RBI|
|September 15-21||Tak-keung Yang (3B)||Chicago||.480, 3 HR, 6 RBI||Cletus Avery (1B)||Nevada||.480, 4 HR, 9 RBI|
|September 22-28||Jonathan Gonzalez (LF)||New York||.440, 3 HR, 11 RBI||Al Hallamore (1B)||Atlanta||.500, 2 HR, 4 RBI|
- Chris Church
- On August 15, won his 17th consecutive decision, setting a Bull League record, in a 4-1 win over Denver.
- Won his 20th game on September 5, becoming just the sixth Bull League player to do so.
Other pitching achievements
- On July 18, Toronto Nomads reliever Mat "Soapy" Roper set the new Bull League record for consecutive games without allowing a run scored, making 21 appearances from April 14 to July 5 without allowing a run to score. He would pitch in a further three games before allowing an earned run to score.
- On September 17, Dan Kimbrough of the New York Dragons struck out 19 Grand Rapids batters, setting the new LL record. The previous record was 17, shared by two other New York pitchers, Hall of Famer Jack Stevens (August 7, 1997) and William Febres (August 29, 2012). Four players are tied for the ML record for strikeouts at 17.
- On April 10, Jorge Garzes of New York hit his 1,500th careerhit, when he singled on a 3-1 pitch off Josh Moore of the Montreal Metros.
- On May 10, Montreal Metros catcher Les "The General" Groves hit his 200th career home run, a grand-slam in the top of the 7th off of Rafael Hernandez of Ohio in a 17-9 rout. Groves went 4-for-6 on the day, collecting 5 RBIs in total and scoring twice.
- May 20, Montreal outfielder Evandro Cerigo banged his 200th career homer, a three-run bomb to right field, off Boston right-hander Bill Leroux.
- May 29, Houston Oilers catcher Earl "Blur" MacPherson batted in his 1000th career run, singling to right field off Justin Zeiber of the Denver Grizzlies with two runners on base.
- July 4, Geoffrey Bogart becomes the second Ohio player to hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 against Toronto.
- On July 18, Seattle Salts 1B Brian Chambliss hit his 200th career home run, a two-run shot off Luis Gonzales of Miami, in his only hit of that game, a 9-0 shutout win.
- On July 26, Chicago's John Rambo became the youngest player to hit 300 home runs, at age 27, blasting a 407-foot solo bomb to right-center off New York's Dan Kimbrough.
- August 1, Katai Kitigawa of Calgary knocked his 1,500th base hit, a double to left against Scott Fitzpatrick of Miami.
- August 18, Alex Martinez goes 6-for-6, with a home run and an RBI, in a game against California while playing for Miami.
- August 24, Chicago Pit Bulls outfielder Mei-shan Le hits for the cycle, going 5-for-5, against Montreal.
- On August 26, Lowell Woodford of the Washington Freedom got his 200th career home run in an 18-10 rout of the Houston Oilers.
- September 3, Denver Grizzlies 1B Chris Pratt hit his 200th career home run off Calgary's Dennis Conroy, in a lopsided 13-5 loss.
- September 20, New York Dragons 1B Jorge Garzes became just the 11th player in Bull League history to hit 300 home runs, a second inning shot off Montreal's Nelson Silvrio, in his only hit in the game, a 10-3 loss.
- On October 1, Corny Maise hit his 200th home run while with the Denver Grizzlies.
- October 2, rookie 3B Chris Reed, Nevada Speeders, wins the ML batting title with a .366 AVG.
- October 2, John Rambo of the Chicago Pit Bulls wins his fifth batting title, hitting .355. He now has just one fewer than Danny Sanchez.
The following players retired after the 2025 season:
- Peyton May 2B Ohio
- Cain Morris RHP Seattle
- Jose Ayala RHP Washington
- Alex Fonseca RHP Nevada
- Greg Whittington RHP Washington
- Jonathan Garcia LHP Houston
- Knuckles Malone RHP Minneapolis
- Sincere Gilmore LHP Minneapolis
- Ricky Naugler LHP Boston
- Alfonso Gutierrez RHP Seattle
- Nate Kremer LHP Minneapolis
- Dave Keeping LF (free agent)
- Blair Caldwell CF Nevada
- Marshall Bennett RHP Houston
- Danny Hooten LHP Denver
- Bill Brewer 2B (free agent)
- Victor Jimenez RF Washington
- Mickey Pepin 2B New York
- Ricky Jalapeno CF Miami
- David Jones C (free agent)
- Clay Hultquist RHP (free agent)
- Chris Dow RHP Denver
- Raul "Wool" Merino C (free agent)
- Brett Slade RHP (free agent)
- Justin Gilcrest RHP (free agent)
- Pierre Richard 3B (free agent)
- Jon Chasko 2B (free agent)
- Daniel Hiller C (free agent)
- Scott Boyer RHP Grand Rapids
- Chris Zahn LF (free agent)
- Jon Swoverland RHP (free agent)
- King Moody RHP Grand Rapids
- Juan Salinas RHP (free agent)
- David "Slider" Walls RHP (free agent)
- Josh Ostrom LF (free agent)
- Ron "Flounder" Osborn C (free agent)
- Bill Oakes LF Montreal
- John Thompson C Kansas City
- Masakimi Yasutake LF Nevada
- Jordan O'Neil RHP New York
- Kulani "Cool Kid" Haulani 3B New York
- Danny Minor LF (free agent)
- Raul Abarca RF Houston
- Shigeki Yamada, scouting director Calgary
- Josh Williams, pitching coach Toronto
- Cortez Garber, hitting coach California
- Clayton Pease, scouting director Chicago
- Harry Chest, pitching coach Calgary
- Antonio Aquino, scouting director Grand Rapids
- Chris Jude, scouting director Washington
- F.Y. Jackasss, bench coach New York
- Knuckles Malone had his #98 retired by the Toronto Nomads. It is the fourth number retired by the franchise. At the time of retirement, Malone held multiple season and career team pitching records, including lowest season ERA (2.33 set in 2020), career ERA (2.49), single season wins (22 set in 2019), career wins (91), single season win percentage (.769 in 2020), career win percentage (.705), games started (33 in 2019, since tied by two others), single season complete games (22 in 2019), career complete games (69), single season shutouts (4 in 2015 and tied it again in 2020), career shutouts (21), single season innings pitched (281.2 in 2019), single season strikeouts (264 in 2019), single season WHIP (1.05 in 2019), career WHIP (1.01), and others, along with several Bull League records.
- Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player in Major League Baseball, had his #42 retired across the entire league in honor of his breaking the baseball color barrier in 1947.
See article: List of 2025 season Twitch broadcasts
College and minor leagues
|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 • 2021 • 2022 • 2023 • 2024 • 2025|
|See also||Bull Baseball League|