Baseball America: Wool E. Bull Voted Best Mascot in Minors

Wool E. Bull

Baseball America’s Best of the Minors: Best Mascot Wool E. Bull

Just two days before the opening game of the Durham Bulls 2016, their beloved mascot Wool E. Bull is earning honors from Baseball America.  The publication held its first-ever “Best of the Minors” survey this year and released the results on Tuesday, April 5.  The honors for Best Mascot went to a character near and dear to the Durham team, our very own Wool E. Bull.

“Every summer we at Baseball America publishes our Best Tools lists, which ask managers and coaches from around the minors about the most tooled-up players in their league,” writes Josh Norris in the intro to the winners.  “The list is always met with great interest, so this year we decided to spin it away from the games on the field to atmosphere that surrounds the minors.”

Here’s what Baseball America had to say about Wool E:

From the beginning of every Durham Bulls home game, Wool E. makes his presence known with a tear around the warning track on his go-kart. From there, he’s got more than a few tricks up his sleeve, from the nightly Running of the Kids to being hunted on Durham’s Star Wars Night. No matter what he’s doing, he’s always a hit with the fans.

“Wool E. Bull does everything you want a mascot to do. He proves a magnet for children, he displays a powerfully entertaining charisma and he conveys non-stop fun. I can’t help myself,” one International League broadcaster said. “Every time I’m in Durham, I find myself getting distracted by watching his wizardry at work and have to snap my focus back to the game.”

Wool E. will take to the field on his go-kart for the first time in 2016 on Opening Day at the Bulls on Thursday, April 7.  First pitch for the match-up between the Bulls and the Charlotte Knights begins at 6:05pm and the gates open one-hour prior.  Find out more and get tickets at

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