High Desert Mavericks

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Team History[edit]

The High Desert Mavericks played in the Class A California League from 1991 to 2016. The team came into being when the owners of the Riverside Red Wave, Hall of Famer George Brett and his brothers (John, Bob, and Kemmer), moved the club to Adelanto, CA for the 1991 season. The Mavericks won the California League title their first season, and in 1993, and 1997. The club has called Mavericks Stadium home since their inaugural season.

The 1994 Co-op team received players from 9 major league teams, notably 10 players from the Boston Red Sox, 8 players from the Cleveland Indians, and 4 players from the Montreal Expos (including Hanley Frias).

As the 2016 season was winding down, the California League announced that it would contract two teams, High Desert and the Bakersfield Blaze, at the end of the season, to allow the Carolina League to expand by two franchises.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
1991 73-63 3rd Bruce Bochy League Champs Lonnie Keeter Mark Littell
1992 71-65 6th Bryan Little Lonnie Keeter Bruce Tanner
1993 85-52 1st Fredi Gonzalez League Champs Carlos Ponce Marty DeMerritt
1994 45-91 10th Phil Hannon Billy Gardner Jr. Tim Conroy
1995 46-94 10th Tim Blackwell Jeff Morris
1996 76-64 4th Joe Ferguson Lost in 2nd round Larry McCall
1997 83-57 1st Chris Speier League Champs Dwayne Murphy Chuck Kniffin
1998 82-58 2nd Don Wakamatsu Lost in 2nd round Ty Van Burkleo Dennis Lewallyn
1999 68-73 6th Derek Bryant Lost in 1st round Rick Schu Mike Parrott
2000 48-92 10th Scott Coolbaugh Rick Schu Mike Parrott
2001 71-69 5th (t) Frank Kremblas Lost in 2nd round Manny Trillo Stan Kyles
2002 60-80 9th Mike Caldwell Rich Morales Dave Osteen
2003 42-98 10th Tim Blackwell Rich Morales Bill Champion / John Curtis
2004 49-91 10th Mel Queen Stanton Cameron John Curtis
2005 75-65 3rd (t) Billy Gardner Jr. Lost in 1st round Boots Day Andy Hawkins
2006 73-67 4th Jeff Carter Lost in 1st round Boots Day Steve Renko
2007 54-86 10th Scott Steinmann Rafael Santo Domingo Scott Budner
2008 58-82 10th Jim Horner Eddie Menchaca Lance Painter
2009 83-57 2nd Jim Horner Lost League Finals Tommy Cruz Jaime Navarro
2010 75-65 4th Jim Horner (53-43) / Darrin Garner (22-22) Lost in 1st round Tommy Cruz Tom Dettore
2011 59-81 9th Jose Moreno Tommy Cruz Tom Dettore
2012 83-57 1st Pedro Grifol Lost in 2nd round Roy Howell Tom Dettore
2013 64-76 8th Jim Horner Roy Howell Lance Painter
2014 66-74 7th Eddie Menchaca Max Venable Andrew Lorraine
2015 78-62 2nd (t) Spike Owen Lost in 2nd round Bobby Rose Steve Mintz Alberto Puello
2016 82-58 1st Howard Johnson League Champs Bobby Rose Oscar Marin Aaron Levin