The New York Dragons have unveiled a new logo to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their last Bull Cup Championship in 2008.
There will be a pregame ceremony on Opening Day next season to publicly unveil the commemorative branding, and the logo will likely appear somewhere on the team’s uniforms next season.
The team, which was then the New York Minutemen, entered the 2008 playoffs from a LL wild card spot after finishing 2nd place behind the Ohio Oxen in the West Division (the team had been at that time located in Buffalo, NY).
New York’s record that season was 46-34 (.575) and they were just 2 games behind the Oxen at the close of the season, a year in which they performed well above expectations.
Pitcher Carlos Beltran had a break-out season, winning a Platinum Glove for his defense, and setting a new career-best ERA with 3.14, as well as a career-best WHIP of 1.28.
First baseman Setsuo Kimura took a Gold Crown and was named to the Lake League All-Star team, as well as winning player of the week twice. He hit .368 that season, which was and remains his career-high.
New York took their fifth Bull Cup championship and are the only team to be undefeated in every Bull Cup appearance.
Hall of Fame second baseman Jim Sure, who won four Bull Cups with New York but retired in 2005 before their fifth, will be on hand for the celebration. Sure is 3rd on the team’s career batting average list with .294, and had played his entire career with the club.