Nevada Speeders

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Nevada Speeders

Founded in 1989

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Team logo

Affiliations
League Bull League
Subleague American Eagle League
Division East (1995-present)

West (1991-1994)

Team Info
Name Nevada Speeders (1989-present)


Colors Royal blue, Racing red, grey, white

                   

Owner Mike Gonzales

General manager Scott Dummler
Ballpark
Ballpark SpeederDome
Titles
Bull Cup titles (1) 2001
League pennants (6) 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009

Division pennants (9) AEL East - 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006—2007, 2009—2010
AEL West - 1991, 1993



The Nevada Speeders are an American Bull League baseball team based in Carson City, Nevada. The team is currently located in the American Eagle League (AEL) West division.

The Speeders name comes from the long, straight stretches of desert highways in Nevada that invite heavy feet on drivers' gas pedals, and the consequential speed enforcement by police in the state.

The Speeders currently hold the record for most Bull Cup Championship Series appearances (6), though they have only one the championship once, in 2001. In addition, players from the Speeders have won the Most Valuable Player Award the highest number of times out of all Bull League teams (12).

They are one of the founding teams of the league, founded in 1989.

History[edit]

In 1989, the Speeders were in the Central League west division, and like California, Seattle and Chicago, they were moved to the AEL during the 1991 reorganization.

Since then, they have at various times been in both AEL divisions. From 1991-1993, they were located in the AEL West (despite the fact that two East division teams were geographically located further west). In 1995, the Speeders were moved to the AEL East. In the 2012 expansion the Speeders rejoined the AEL West.

The Nevada Speeders have the most appearances in the Bull Cup Championships, but have not always been successful in taking the Bull Cup, with only a 1-5 record.

They first challenged for the Cup in 1998, falling to the New York Minutemen in three straight games. They won their next appearance there, in 2001, defeating the Chicoutimi Cinquantes in a series that went to the full five games. Two years later, in 2003, Nevada was defeated again by New York, then in 2006 by the Oxen, lasting four games in both series. They were then swept by New York in 2008, and then Ohio in the next year, 2009.

The team has produced two Hall of Famers, Paulo Tilano (3B, 2013), and Bull League career HR leader, Carl Simms (OF, 2014), whose record 445 homers remains untouched.

Hall of Fame Players[edit]

Nevada Speeders Hall of Famers
Player Position Inducted
Carl Simms Right fielder 2014
Paulo Tilano Third baseman 2013

Championships[edit]

Bull Cup Champions
Preceded by:
Kingston Battlements
2001 Succeeded by:
Hamilton Industrials
American Eagle League Champions
Preceded by:
Calgary Chinooks
1998 Succeeded by:
Calgary Chinooks
Preceded by:
California Tidals
2001 Succeeded by:
San Diego Seagulls
Preceded by:
San Diego Seagulls
2003 Succeeded by:
Chicago Pit Bulls
Preceded by:
Richmond Ravens
2006 Succeeded by:
Richmond Ravens
Preceded by:
Richmond Ravens
20082009 Succeeded by:
Calgary Inferno
American Eagle League East Division Titles
Preceded by:
Calgary Chinooks
1998 Succeeded by:
Calgary Chinooks
Preceded by:
Calgary Chinooks
2001 Succeeded by:
Calgary Chinooks
Preceded by:
Calgary Chinooks
2003 Succeeded by:
Chicago Pit Bulls
Preceded by:
Chicago Pit Bulls
20062007 Succeeded by:
Chicago Pit Bulls
Preceded by:
Chicago Pit Bulls
20092010 Succeeded by:
Chicago Pit Bulls
American Eagle League West Division Titles
New title 1991 Succeeded by:
Seattle Salts
Preceded by:
Seattle Salts
1993 Succeeded by:
Richmond Ravens (1995)

Minor League Affiliations[edit]

Level Team League Location
AAA Oakland Dukes Cow League Oakland, California
AA Hughes River Bats Heifer League Hughes, Arkansas
A Albuquerque Crystals Calf League Albuquerque, New Mexico
Short Season A Fort Drum Grunts Milk League Fort Drum, New York