First game in franchise history.
1, 1998: One season of Los
Angeles Hermanos baseball is more than enough. The
team with possibly the worst nickname in the history
of organized sports picks a new nickname that is nearly
as bad. They are moved to Texas and renamed the Dallas
1, 2000: The Dallas Doom are doomed after
just two seasons. They move west to Arizona and are
renamed the Phoenix
1, 2005: The Devils have had enough of Phoenix,
and Phoenix has had enough of the Devils. The franchise
is on the move again, heading to South Africa and becoming
the Johannesburg Poachers.
1, 2008: After three seasons of protests
the team finally agrees to change it's name from the
Poachers to the Steelmen.
3, 2010: Hugh Baumann is named Rookie of
the Year in the Inferno League.
Playoffs: The Steelmen reach the postseason for
the first time in their history. They make it to the
Weaver Series but are defeated by the Rio
de Janerio Capybaras in six games.
6, 2014: Lefty Grove wins the Inferno League
Cy Young Award.
7, 2014: Joe Morgan is named MVP of the Inferno
Playoffs: Johannesburg makes it back-to-back Inferno
League Championships, but again they come up short in
the Weaver Series. The Long Beach
Lobsters defeat the Steelmen 4 games to 1.
6, 2015: Joe Morgan wins his second consecutive
Inferno League MVP award.
1, 2021: The team falls on hard times following
their run of glory in the middle of the last decade,
and fan interest slowly erodes. Ownership changes, and
looking to fill the void of the recently departed Moscow
Cosmonauts the franchise is moved to Russia and renamed
the Moscow Red Army.
Johannesburg fans are left only with their monuments
to remember the team by.
1, 2022: One year and 106 losses into their stay
in Moscow the team becomes the third franchise in Weaver
League history to leave the Russian capital. Management
trades bleak, depressing Moscow for fun-in-the-sun Acapulco,
Mexico! The team renames itself the Acapulco Tequilas.