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Heidenheim Heideköpfe is a team in Bundesliga. They have participated in the top league in Germany since 2001 and won their first title in 2009. In 2008, former major leaguer Mike Hartley became their head coach and led them to a divisional title; Hartley became the first former big leaguer to play in the Bundesliga. In 2009, he was be joined on the club by another ex-MLB'er, Dusty Bergman. Bergman joined with Simon Gühring, Peter Dankerl, Markus Winkler and Ray Stokes in leading the team to its first pennant. The next year, they won Silver at the 2010 European Cup, the first German team to win a Medal in the 47-year history of the European Cup.