1968 National Runners-Up

1971 Altoona Regional Champions 1974 Ann Arbor Regional Champions

Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
49  25 - 24 0.510 281 263 +18

Joined 1965
First Tournament 1966
Last Tournament 1979
Franchise Status Defunct
   
Seasons 15
Regionals 6
Tournaments 12
   
Best Finish 2nd
Worst Finish 14th
Average Finish 7th
DNQs 3
   
Upper Bracket 0
Lower Bracket 0

 

1st   Finalist 0
2nd 1
3rd 1 At or above
500
8
4th 2
5th  
6th 2
7th 1
8th 1
9th 1 Below
500
4
10th 1
11th  
12th 1
13th  
14th 1
15th  
16th+  

About Ann Arbor

Michigan teams always seem to do well in the AAABA, and Ann Arbor was no exception. After their first tournament, the franchise managed at least 1 win every year and won a couple regionals along the way. Their best finished was as runners-up in 1968.

It was a slow start for the new Ann Arbor franchise. They were winless in the Altoona regional of 1965, winless in the national tournament of 1966, and winless in Altoona once again in 1967. Bob Atkins led the Redford Township Adray entry in the 1968 tournament, and jumped to a 3-0 record with wins over Newark, Milford, and their rival Adray entry from Detroit. Ann Arbor actually beat Detroit twice in the week, by scores of 5-2 and 10-0. However, it was New Orleans' year as the Dixielanders knocked off Ann Arbor by scores of 5-4 and 2-0.

Ann Arbor was steady through most of the 1970s, and Atkins took the team back to 3rd place with a 4-2 record in 1975. Ron Hellier's 1979 Livonia Adray was the last entry for the Ann Arbor franchise, however Hellier would return to AAABA action a few years later with the Livonia franchise.

 


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