The Bulls originally started in 1995 as a combined 13–14-year-old team competing in the North Metro Sandy Koufax Division of the Little Caesars’ Baseball League. While they finished the season with a respectable win/loss record, the team would soon experience dramatic changes with the loss of half its personnel due to age limitations. However, upon acquiring several key players the following season, the Michigan Bulls found themselves a formidable force, emerging that year as one of the eminent 14-year-old teams in the nation.

Under the guidance of Manager Frank Gallagher, and Coaches Lon Barkholz and Ken Trosen, the 1996 Bulls won invitational tournaments in Rochester, MI and Greensboro, NC. They finished league play with a decisive record of 17 wins and 1 loss, claiming the Little Caesars’ Sandy Koufax League and Playoff Championships. The Bulls went on to win their AABC District Championship with relative ease but faced a real challenge after losing their first game to the Midland Redskins in AABC East Central Regional competition. With their backs against the wall, the Bulls persevered, winning the next six games including three with last inning come from behind victories. They took down national powerhouse Midland twice in the championship round. As the newly crowned AABC East Central Regional Champions, the Bulls were invited to compete in the AABC World Series held in Jersey City, NJ. They advanced to the Series’ final winning four straight games against Regional Champions representing the states of New Jersey, New York, California, and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico. Defeated by the Texas Baseball Academy in the Series’ finale, the Bulls finished second in the nation overall, ending their season with an impressive record of 60 wins and 7 losses.

In 1997 the Bulls advanced to the Mickey Mantle Divisional play in the Little Caesars’ Elite League. As a 15-year-old team, the Bulls faced a tough challenge ahead, competing in a league dominated by some of the finest 16-year-old teams from Southeastern Michigan and Ontario. The Bulls took their knocks but finished solidly in the third place, earning the right to advance on to District play. In District competition, the Bulls established their mark as a young, up and coming team, by yielding little ground until losing in the District finals. The Bulls also traveled extensively in 1997, competing in tournaments in St. Clair Shores, MI, Atlanta, GA, Coco Beach, FL, and Kokomo, IN.

The 1998 Michigan Bulls set their sights high and achieved most of their goals. They either won or were a runner-up in every tournament they entered and went to the AABC’s World Series in McKinney, Texas. The Bulls rode their success from ’98 right into 1999. As 17-year-olds the Bulls once again faced some of the best competition in the nation. They captured the Midwest Elite League Championship – Connie Mack Division and were runners-up in the NABF 17U National Championships finishing with a 42-10 record for the year.

In 2000 the 18U Michigan Bulls had their sights set on one place, Farmington, NM. But before the World Series the Bulls successfully defended their Midwest Elite League Title, captured tournament championships at the Black Swamp Classic (OH), USSSA Tourney (MI), Mayors Invitational (MI) and a second-place finish at the Bob Cene Memorial (OH). The AABC Connie Mack Districts were up next, and the Bulls found a tough challenge in front of them, Underwood-Ore. Led by Will Tollison (former Bulls Director & Coach), Underwood-Ore took care of the Bulls for most of the championship game, until Dave Barkholz notched his second home run of the game to give the Bulls a walk-off, 3-2 victory.

The AABC Regional was loaded with great teams from the Midwest. The Red Birds and the Youngstown Astro Falcons were both forces to be reckoned with, but the Bulls held strong, knocking off Youngstown in the championship game to advance to the 2000 Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, NM. Teams at the series included Midland Redskins, East Cobb Yankees, Encinitas Reds, and Puerto Rico. The Bulls faced some of the top prospects in the nation and finished strong with a victory against Puerto Rico in their final game. Manager Frank Gallagher was awarded the ’00 AABC North Central Regional Coach of the Year for his tremendous work with the boys.

In 2001 the Bulls moved up to the Livonia Collegiate League, a wood bat league. The 2001 campaign ended with an impressive 28-10 record. After a third-place finish in their first year, the Bulls won their first of five straight league championships in 2002 and finished 4th in the AAABA 20U World Series in Johnstown, PA. In 2004 the Bulls were NABF National Runners-Up and in 2005 they were the NABF National Champions.

The story entered another chapter in 2007 as the Bulls added multiple teams throughout the 8U-18U age groups. Then in 2012 Coach Frank brought home his second NABF National Championship to cement his legendary status.

As of 2023 the Bulls have continued the tradition of excellence Coach Frank established, boasting over 370 college alumni and 35 professional alumni.

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