Baltimore Bruins

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Baltimore Bruins

Founded in 1995

Baltimore, Maryland
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Team logo

Affiliations
League Cow League (AAA)
Subleague Atlantic Coast League
Division South
Bull League Affiliations
Affiliated to Norfolk Sharks
Previous Jacksonville Ravens (1995-2017)
Team Info
Name Baltimore Bruins (1995-present)


Colors Blue, red, navy, white

                   

Ballpark
Ballpark Bruins Ballpark
Titles
Championships (4) 1999, 2002, 2009, 2016
League pennants (5) 1999, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2016

Division pennants (9) 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004—2005, 2008—2009, 2011, 2014, 2017
Playoff appearances (12) 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004—2005, 2008—2009, 2011, 2013—2014, 2016—2017



The Baltimore Bruins are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They play in the Atlantic Coast League's South division and are the Cow League (AAA-level) affiliate of the Norfolk Sharks. They play at Bruins Ballpark.

The team has an all-time win-loss record of 928-740 (.556), making them the Cow League team with the most wins and highest win-loss percentage. In addition to being tied with the Portland Timberwolves for the most championships, at 4, but the Bruins also have the most playoff appearances, with 12.

History

The Bruins are the most successful Cow League team, having made a dozen playoff appearances and won four championships in its first 22 years of club history, all as an affiliate of the Richmond/Jacksonville Ravens. In 2018, the Ravens relocated and became the Minneapolis Ravens, and the Cow League realigned many of its teams with new parent clubs, and as a result the Bruins became affiliated with the Norfolk Sharks.

The franchise is one of only a handful of Cow League teams that have had the same name and city since 1995, when the Cow League was formed.

Awards and other achievements

Player awards

Cow League Most Valuable Player Award

The Baltimore Bruins have the highest number of Cow League Most Valuable Player Award winners, with 8, including the only two Cow League players to have won the award more than once.

Team Records

For career hitting percentage records, 1,283 plate appearances are required. For career pitching percentage records, 414 innings pitched are required.[1][2]

Statistic Single season record Career record
Player Record Year Player Record
Batting average Scotty McLawson .333 2004 Mike Jasper .266
At bats Nick Amsler 294 2005 Jose Salazar 1,373
Runs Nick Amsler 55 2005 Jose Salazar 215
Hits Scotty McLawson 95 2004 Jose Salazar 345
Doubles Ian Brazzle
Elijah Brackett
20 1998
2009
Ian Brazzle 64
Triples Jose Salazar 13 1999 & 2002 Jose Salazar 56
Home runs Wyatt Lovell 10 1995 Jason Woodard 24
Runs batted in Mike Haber 47 2004 Jason Woodard 155
Stolen bases Arturo Ramirez 44 1998 Jose Salazar 166
Earned runs average Doug Brisebois 1.59 1997 Bobby Gallardo 3.38
Wins Doug Brisebois 12 1997 Bobby Gallardo 40
Losses Ken Ings
Jason Connery
Bobby Gallardo
Joe Dodd
7 2000
2012
2005
2015
Bobby Gallardo 33
Saves Jeffrey Chieffo 25 2013 Cory Stinson 63
Innings pitched Doug Brisebois 107.2 1997 Bobby Gallardo 623.0
Strikeouts Jason Connery 120 2013 Bobby Gallardo 584

Championships

Cow Cup Championship[3]
Preceded by:
Hillsborough Dinos
1999 Succeeded by:
Windsor Sharks
Preceded by:
Kensington Judges
2002 Succeeded by:
Vaughan Peppers
Preceded by:
Oakland Dukes
2009 Succeeded by:
Brampton Longhorns
Preceded by:
Toledo Tornados
2016 Succeeded by:
Brampton Longhorns

References

  1. Baltimore Bruins: Batting Leaders. Bull News Network. [1]. Accessed: 26 October 2016.
  2. Baltimore Bruins: Pitching Leaders. Bull News Network. [2]. Accessed: 26 October 2016.
  3. Cow League History Index. Bull News Network. [3]. Accessed: 25 October 2016.