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The most recognized name in minor league baseball thanks to the hit movie Bull Durham, the Durham Bulls have played a significant role in the development of the Triangle community since 1902. The team plays a 142-game schedule as a member of the International League and the Triple-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. For over a century the Bulls have offered affordable family entertainment to fans in the Triangle and beyond with a strong brand of baseball, great food, childrens' areas, mascots and special events throughout the summer.

The team won its first championship as a member of the North Carolina State League in 1917 and has since won 12 more, including four League Championships and a National Title since making the jump to Triple-A in 1998. Several prominent Major League players have donned the Bulls jersey, including Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, Bob Boone, Greg Luzinski, Ron Gant, David Justice, Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones, Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, David Price, and Wil Myers.

Along with an impressive history of on-field accomplishments, the Bulls play a major role in their community with programs such as the Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League, Explorer Post 50, Bully Busters Anti-Bullying school assemblies and many others. Civic organizations volunteer at ballpark concession stands to raise money for their organizations, team mascot Wool E. Bull makes over 250 appearances in the community per year, and the team donates thousands of tickets each season for charitable events.


Media Credential Requests

If you are an accredited member of the media and you would like to request credentials, please send your request by email to Matt Sutor at at least 48 hours in advance of the event you would like to cover. Please list all employees needing media passes from your organization, and include the following information:

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