|Name||Boston Brawlers (1991-present)
|Other nicknames||Bean Town Brawlers, The Big Red Fist
|Previous names||Boston Britons (1989-1990)
|Colors||Red, Cambridge blue, white
|General manager||Jack Marsh|
|Ballpark||The Brawl Pit|
|League pennants||(1) 1991
|Division pennants||(1) LL East - 1991|
|Playoff appearances||(6) 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016—2018|
The Brawlers were previously known as the Boston Britons in homage to the city's original British colonial origins. However, the name proved unpopular in the city that first openly defied the British Crown and by 1991 the name was changed to the more defiant and evocative Brawlers as it remains today.
The team all-time win-loss record as of 2017 was 850-1,021 (.454), since 1995. The team has no first-place finishes, but has made 5 playoff appearances on wildcards. Including the pre-modern Bull League seasons, 1991-1993, the team win-loss record is 885-1,062 (.455) with one division title and one LLCS title, both in 1991.
- 1 History
- 2 Opening Day Starters
- 3 Awards and other achievements
- 4 Championships
- 5 Minor League Affiliations
- 6 References
The Brawlers were first formed in 1989 as the Boston Britons, playing from historic Fenway Park. In their early years they were seen as a contending team for championships, appearing in the Central League championship against the Ohio Oxen in 1990, and defeating them in the Lake League championship series in the following year. But after the reorganization of the Bull League in 1995, many of its star players were traded or retired, and the team fell into decline, making only two Lake League championship appearances since then (2009, 2011), losing in both series.
|1995–2016||Ernst McAlister||794-977, .448||Long-time Boston GM McAlister was instrumental in building the team up to a winning club for it's last few years|
|2017–2018||Scott Ellis||106-94, .530||GM-Manager Ellis led the Brawlers to their second playoff in a row in 2017, the first time the club has reached the playoffs in consecutive seasons, and was named LL Manager of the Year in the same year. He followed up 2017 with another playoff run in 2018, but resigned after the playoffs.|
The Boston Brawlers have a long-standing rivalry with the Ohio Oxen, whom they defeated in the 1991 LLCS on their way to their first and only appearance in the Bull Cup Championship Series. Both teams had also played in the Central League championships the previous year, before the formal formation of the Lake League.
Ohio defeated Boston the next two times they met in the LLCS, in 2009 and then again in 2016. In the former year, Ohio had entered as a wild card team and took the series from Boston 3-2. In the latter, Boston was the wild card team, and had even won the first game of the series against Ohio. But the Oxen fought back to win the next three games, and moved on to win the Bull Cup.
Opening Day Starters
The list below shows the starting players by position for each of the team's seasons.
Awards and other achievements
Most Valuable Player Award
Sandy Koufax Award
- 2013 — Judson Martel
Rookie of the Year Award
|Statistic||Single season record||Career record|
|Batting average||Francisco Erazo||.362||2011||Francisco Erazo||.316|
|On base percentage||Francisco Erazo||.537||2011||Francisco Erazo||.444|
|Slugging percentage||Francisco Erazo||.724||2011||Francisco Erazo||.544|
|At bats||Bruce Aberto||435||2017||Francisco Erazo||2,906|
|Runs||Francisco Erazo||84||2011||Francisco Erazo||559|
|Hits||Bruce Aberto||121||2017||Francisco Erazo||917|
|Doubles||Francisco Erazo||38||2017||Francisco Erazo||210|
|Triples||Nick Red||10||1996||Angel Payan||22|
|Home runs||Francisco Erazo||26||2012||Francisco Erazo||143|
|Runs batted in||Francisco Erazo||71||2011||Francisco Erazo||479|
|Stolen bases|| Matt Belanger
|Earned runs average||Kurt Coler||1.84||2001||Dandy Lundgren||3.53|
|Wins|| Judson Martel
|Losses||Lozaro Lozano||13||2010|| Justin Carter
|Saves||Jesus Carillo||25||2016||Jesus Carrillo||48|
|Games pitched||Henry Burrell||45||2000||Mike Traynor||172|
|Games started||Kris Thomas||21||1995||Judson Martel||142|
|Complete games||Pete Sharpe||6||2017||Judson Martel||25|
|Shutouts||6 players tied||2||Judson Martel||9|
|Innings pitched||Pete Sharpe||159.2||2017||Judson Martel||1,050.0|
|Strikeouts||Judson Martel||160||2014||Judson Martel||997|
The Boston Brawlers appeared in the inaugural Bull Cup Championship in 1991, losing to the Chicago Knights. They have not appeared in the Championship since then, though they have made four other playoff appearances as a wild card team.
|Lake League Champions|
|New championship||1991|| Succeeded by:|
|Lake League East Division Titles|
|New title||1991|| Succeeded by:|
Minor League Affiliations
|AAA||Halifax Gunboats||Cow League||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|AA||Madison Cyclones||Heifer League||Madison, Wisconsin|
|A||Lexington Moonshiners||Calf League||Lexington, Kentucky|
|Short Season A||Corpus Christie Razors||Milk League||Corpus Christie, Texas|
- Boston Brawlers, History Team Index. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_5_index.html. Accessed: 7 May 2018.
- 1991 statistics. Bull League. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/archives/1991stats.pdf. Accessed: 17 October 2016.
- 1992 statistics. Bull League. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/archives/1992stats.pdf. Accessed: 17 October 2016.
- 1993 statistics. Bull League. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/archives/1993stats.pdf. Accessed: 17 October 2016.
- Boston Brawlers positional chart. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_5_starters_positional.html. Accessed: 28 December 2017.
- Boston Brawlers batting leaders. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_5_batting_leaders.html. Accessed: 28 December 2017.
- Boston Brawlers pitching leaders. BNN. http://bullleague.org/public_html/bull-league/reports/html/history/team_5_pitching_leaders.html. Accessed: 28 December 2017.
- Big Book of Teams. 1992 Ed. Bull League. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/archives/1992bigbook.pdf. Pg. 11. Accessed: 17 October 2016.