Dallas Deputies

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Dallas Deputies

Founded in 2012

Dallas, Texas
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Team logo

Affiliations
League Bull League
Subleague American Eagle League
Division East
Team Info
Name Dallas Deputies (2017-present)

Other nicknames The Sheriffs

The Deps

Previous names Dallas Lawmen (2012-2016)

Colors Medium blue, powder blue, white

              

Owner Tyler Watford
Ballpark
Ballpark Dallas Memorial Stadium


The Dallas Deputies are an American Bull League baseball team based in Dallas, Texas. The team is currently located in the American Eagle League (AEL) East division. The team nickname was Lawmen, but was changed in February 2017.

The Deputies name is evocative of the long "Old West" history of Texas, where law officers would often exist in circumstances of great peril to take cattle rustlers and assorted miscreants into justice.

History

Former Dallas Lawmen team logo (2012-2016)

The team formed as the Dallas Lawmen in 2012, when the Bull League expanded from 16 to 20 teams. Since joining the American Eagle League, the Dallas team has not yet made a playoff. The team placed 4th out of 5 teams in the AEL East division in their first year, and again in 2013, but have finished last every year since.

In 2016, a Dallas player won the first major player award with the team. Relief pitcher Nate Weil won the Woodchuck Trophy, leading a bullpen that had the best ERA in the AEL. Weil was 3-0 with a 1.58 ERA, and 16 saves. He struck out 50 batters in 40.0 innings, at the same time only allowing 29 hits, 7 earned runs, 3 home runs, and 18 walks.

The club re-branded to the Dallas Deputies in February 2017.[1]

Minor League Affiliations

Level Team League Location
AAA Ft. Worth Outlaws Cow League Ft. Worth, Texas
AA Tampa Tempest Heifer League Tampa, Florida
A El Paso Smugglers Calf League El Paso, Texas
Short Season A Beale AFB Wolf Pack Milk League Beale AFB, California

References

  1. Dallas Re-Brands to Deputies. Bull League website. http://bullleague.org/league-news/dallas-re-brands-to-deputies/. 13 February 2017. Accessed: 13 February 2013.