Montreal Metros

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Montreal Metros

Founded in 1989

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Team logo
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Secondary logo

Affiliations
League Bull League
Subleague Lake League
Division East
Team Info
Name Montreal Metros (1991-present)

Other nicknames Les metros

Previous names Vancouver Metros (1989-1990)

Previous locations Vancouver, British Columbia (1989-1990)

Colors Vert, gris, noir, blanc

                   

Owner Kevin Wilson
Ballpark
Ballpark Metros Ballpark (1995-Present)
Former BullDome (1991-1994)
Titles
Bull Cup titles (3) 2007, 2011, 2014
League pennants (6) 1995, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017

Division pennants (11) LL East - 1995, 2002, 2006—2011, 2013—2014, 2016



The Montreal Metros are a Canadian Bull League baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec. The team is currently located in the Lake League (LL) East division.

The Metros are named after the "metro" which is the city's underground public transit train system, or "subway". Montreal had one of the first subway systems in Canada.

The Metros are one of the most successful teams in Bull League history. They have made 13 playoff appearances in total, and are tied with Jacksonville and New York. The Metros have the most wins of any team, at 1,028 (as of the end of 2016. In 2016, the team also set a Lake League record for wins with 61. The team has won the Bull Cup three times, in 2007, 2011, and most recently in 2014.

History

The Montreal Metros began in 1989 as the Vancouver Metros, and were in the former Central League's west division. After two brief years, the Metros moved to Montreal in 1991 and were positioned in their current home, the LL East division.

The Metros are one of the most successful teams in the Lake League, having made the league's championships a league-leading eight times (tied with New York), and won the Lake League Championship Series a total of five times (also tied with New York).

In 2016, the Metros had the top attendance in the Bull League, with 1,850,537 fans in attendance through the year, and gate receipts of $28,924,648.[1]

Hall of Fame Players

Montreal Metros Hall of Famers
Player Position Inducted
Silas Clark First baseman 2015
Chuck Provost Second baseman 2012

Championships

Bull Cup Champions
Preceded by:
Ohio Oxen
2007 Succeeded by:
New York Minutemen
Preceded by:
Ohio Oxen
2011 Succeeded by:
California Tidals
Preceded by:
California Tidals
2014 Succeeded by:
Calgary Inferno
Lake League Champions
Preceded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes (1993)
1995 Succeeded by:
Kingston Battlements
Preceded by:
Ohio Oxen
2007 Succeeded by:
New York Minutemen
Preceded by:
Ohio Oxen
2011 Succeeded by:
Kingston Cannons
Preceded by:
Kingston Cannons
20132014 Succeeded by:
Hamilton Crusaders
Preceded by:
Ohio Oxen
2017 Succeeded by:
Current holder
Lake League East Division Titles
Preceded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes (1993)
1995 Succeeded by:
Kingston Battlements
Preceded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
2002 Succeeded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
Preceded by:
Chicoutimi Cinquantes
20062011 Succeeded by:
Kingston Cannons
Preceded by:
Kingston Cannons
2014 Succeeded by:
Kingston Cannons
Preceded by:
Kingston Cannons
20162017 Succeeded by:
Current holder

Minor League Affiliations

Level Team League Location
AAA Portland Timberwolves Cow League Portland, Oregon
AA Cedar Defenders Heifer League Cedar, British Columbia
A Sarnia Shock Calf League Sarnia, Ontario
Short Season A Surrey Rage Milk League Surrey, British Columbia

References

  1. Bull Baseball League: Financial Report. Bull Baseball News. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/leagues/league_100_financial_report.html. 21 November 2016. Accessed: 20 October 2016.