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The minor league Durham Bulls play in the 10,000-seat Durham Bulls Athletic Park, located in the center of downtown Durham.

Durham Bulls mascot Wool E. Bull and JeffThe team became internationally famous in 1988 following the release of the movie Bull Durham, which starred Kevin Costner as a veteran catcher, Tim Robbins as a talented young pitcher, and Susan Sarandon as their love interest. The Bulls have also been featured in the film The Rookie.

At the time of Bull Durham, both the real Bulls and their movie counterparts played in the high-A Carolina League, two steps below the current team’s position in the Triple-A International League. The Carolina League team relocated and became the Danville 97s in 1998 and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 1999. The Triple-A leagues expanded by two teams to accommodate affiliates for the major league expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks with the Rays’ expansion team becoming the new Durham Bulls franchise. Through twelve seasons in Triple-A, they have already won three Governors’ Cups. In 2009, the Bulls won their first Triple-A National Championship. (From Wikipedia)