Our Mission & Values
Our Mission: “To provide quality sports entertainment to Southern Alberta through the venue of Summer Collegiate Baseball”
Our Vision: “To have the most respected Summer Collegiate team and facility in the country”
Our Commitment: "Honesty & Integrity"
- Best efforts to provide a return to our customers either in entertainment or advertising exposure.
- A commitment to our baseball partners in Southern Alberta to seek quality prospects for the club. Our core focus being local players/local academy prospects (Prairie Baseball Academy and Vauxhall Academy of Baseball), followed by Canadian athletes, and then supplemented with quality American and other non-Canadian players
- To produce a competitive on-field product every year
- To represent Lethbridge and area with dignity and respect
- To be a community leader in assisting worthwhile causes and programs
The team played in the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League for their first three years in existence. Due to the departure of the Lethbridge Black Diamonds, the Bulls now occupied Henderson Stadium as the primary tenant. Attendance for the first three years was very weak and the competition was limited to three or four Saskatchewan teams.
Current Bulls President/GM Kevin Kvame, who acted as an advisor with Jones since the inception of, became the Bulls 1st GM in 2002. It was at that time, that the Bulls advocated for a much stronger league and wanted expansion into Alberta as a condition of continuing with the league. The league agreed with the Bulls argument and 2002 became the first season for the Western Major Baseball League including the birth of long-time rival Medicine Hat Mavericks.
The league continued expansion during the decade and seen teams from Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, and Okotoks participate in the Western Division and out East teams popped up in Saskatoon, Regina, and Yorkton.
The WMBL has also seen a rapid increase in the size of the rosters, the number of games that each team plays, and the number of collegiate players on each team. The Bulls have been very proud to be part of the influence that has seen the league grow into what it has become today.
The 2014 season for the Bulls represents its 16th in the WMBL. During the Bulls tenure in the league, they have won four Western Division titles and advanced to the WMBL Championship Series in 2007 before losing a heartbreaking finale in 2007 to the champion, Swift Current Indians. In 2012, the Bulls fielded the league's Most Valuable Player, 2B/OF Ridge Gonsoulin. Ridge also established a new WMBL single-season consecutive game hitting streak by safely hitting in 25 straight games during the 2012 summer.
The Bulls Baseball Club will forever be tied to the tragedy that occurred in December 2011 when two of its players were tragically killed in Claresholm, Alberta. Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean will forever be remembered as Lethbridge Bulls. In 2011, Craswell was a 1st-Team WMBL All-Star, with MacLean taking the Bulls Rookie of the Year Award. Please check out the tab on our menu bar for a section dedicated to these two ballplayers and we ask that you continue to remember these special young men taken far too early from all of those who loved them. The Bulls were proud to retire #13 (Craswell) and #6 (MacLean) prior to the 2012 season and will continue to pay tribute to them annually at the TCMM Memorial Game each May.
The Bulls are excited about our next number of years in the WMBL and look forward to many more successful seasons on the field at Spitz Stadium.