The Durham Bulls’ 2007 season came to a close on Saturday night in Richmond as the Richmond Braves won the final two games of the International League Championship Series to win the Governors’ Cup for the first time since 1994.
Despite the loss, 2007 will certainly be a season to remember. The Bulls came back from 7 games below .500 to finish 23 games over, win the South Division of the International League and come within one game of taking home the league title for the third time in six years.
Bulls fans came to the park at a historic rate. The 105-year old franchise set several new attendance records including the single game record on September 1, 2007 and an all-time single-season record. In total, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park drew over 565,000 fans in 2007 – more than 23 NFL teams including the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.
Bulls fans saw several exciting wins, a new Blue Monster outfield wall and a glimpse of the future with the construction of the Diamond View II building in left field. The team was easy to cheer for too – a great bunch of guys that played with a lot of heart.
The front office staff and players wish you the best this off-season and thank you again for your tremendous support in 2007. The Bulls open the 2008 season on the road in Toledo and arrive at the DBAP for the home opener on Friday, April 11 against the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees – we hope to see you there.
Thanks to DBBC’s Jon Bishop for this capcom story.