Detroit Motorheads

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Detroit Motorheads

Founded in 2017

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Team logo

Affiliations
League Bull League
Subleague Lake League
Division West
Team Info
Name Detroit Motorheads

Other nicknames Rock City Motorheads


Colors Gunmetal, red, black, gold

                   

Owner Carl Graves

General manager Alex Gutierrez
Ballpark
Ballpark Comerica Park



The Detroit Motorheads are an American Bull League baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The team is in the Lake League's West division. Although a new franchise only founded in 2017, their players and front office staff were all transferred from the now-defunct Chicoutimi Cinquantes as part of a league realignment.

The team name evokes the predominant role of Detroit through its history as a major center of the automobile manufacturing industry in the United States.

History[edit]

The team was newly formed in April of 2017. Previously, there had not been a Bull League team in Detroit since the Detroit Lakes in 1989, a team that was folded when the league underwent an early realignment. As the schedule for 2017 had already been set, the team remained in the former Chicoutimi slot as an East division team for the season, but has now realigned to the West division for 2018.

Although newly formed, the former Chicoutimi Cinquantes players and front office staff form the foundation of the new franchise. In addition, the new club has kept the two former Cinquantes retired numbers, #14 for Iron Arm and #22 for Joe Balaski.


Retired Numbers[edit]

The team currently has two retired jersey numbers. Both players' numbers were retired as Chicoutimi Cinquantes.

Team Retired Uniform Numbers
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Iron Arm
P
Retired 2016
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Joe Balaski
CF
Retired 2015


Minor League Affiliations[edit]

Level Team League Location
AAA Miami Marauders Cow League Miami, FL
AA Chilliwack Orbitz Heifer League Chilliwack, BC
A Green Bay Rockets Calf League Green Bay, WI
Short Season A CFB Borden Black Bears Milk League Angus, ON

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