Main Street Baseball, the owner of the Quad Cities Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League), is adding another team to its portfolio after closing on a purchase of the High Desert Mavericks (High Class A; California League) from Bobby Brett and Brett Sports.
Terms of the deal were not released.
Main Street Baseball is owned by Dave Heller and Bob Herrfeldt. As owners of the Bandits, Main Street Baseball has improved attendance at Modern Woodmen Park and overseen many enhancements to the facility.
“We are extremely excited about joining the Cal League and expanding our operations to California,” Heller said. “We have been able to do great things in the Quad Cities over the past three seasons, with much more to come, and we are excited to have this kind of opportunity with this franchise as well.”
“As a native Californian, I could not be more excited about owning a team in my home state,” Herrfeldt said. “California is a special place, and we have a lot of special promotions and ideas planned for this season and this club.”
“The Cal League is very excited that the High Desert Club has been sold to Dave Heller and Bob Herrfeldt, successful and distinguished owners of the Quad Cities River Bandits in the Midwest League,” added California League President Charlie Blaney. “They have a proven track record as Minor League team owners, and we welcome them to the great California League.”
“The Seattle Mariners and our entire Player Development department are extremely excited about our new working relationship with Main Street Baseball,” said Pedro Grifol, Director, Minor League Operations for the Seattle Mariners. “These guys bring a record of success that we feel will be a great benefit to the Seattle Mariners organization, the Cal League and the City of Adelanto. We welcome the entire Main Street Baseball ownership and staff to the Mariner family.”
Main Street Baseball’s Vice President Kirk Goodman will oversee the operation with several current Mavericks staff members retained under the new ownership. The team will soon be placing a new General Manager for its High Desert Club and will be announcing other plans for the 2011 season in the coming weeks.
Brett Sports still owns several teams, including the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High Class A; California League).
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