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High Desert Mavericks
Founded in 1988
Adelanto, California
Team Logo
HD Mavericks cap.PNG
Cap Insignia
  • Single-A (High)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
  • High Desert Mavericks (1991-present)
  • Riverside Red Wave (1988-1990)
Minor league titles
League titles 1991, 1993, 1997
Division titles
Owner(s)/Operated by: Bobby Brett
Manager: Jim Horner
General Manager:

The High Desert Mavericks are a minor league baseball team in Adelanto, California, USA. Their Major League parent club is the Seattle Mariners. They are a "high-A" class team in the California League, and had been a farm team of the Kansas City Royals since 2005 before the switch. The Mavericks play home games at Stater Bros. Stadium; opened in 1991, the park seats 3,808 fans. Prior to moving to Adelanto, the team was located in Riverside, California and was known as the Red Wave from 1988 to 1990.



  • The Mavericks are the only team in California League history to win championships in the years that their major league parent clubs came into existence.
  • The team's single-game attendance record is 5,804, on Independence Day of 2004.
  • The Mavericks were the first team in California League history to have cheerleaders. The Maverick Girls would perform dance numbers on top of the dugouts in between innings.
  • On June 28, 2009, the Mavericks performed two historic feats on one day. They combined with the Lake Elsinore Storm to set a California League record for combined runs scored (51) in a 33-18 loss, and outfielder James McOwen broke the California League record for longest hitting streak, hitting safely for the 36th straight game on the same day.

Notable High Desert Mavericks Alumni

Possible departure from Adelanto

On August 2, 2008, a local newspaper reported that the Mavericks and the Bakersfield Blaze were in negotiations with the A-Advanced Carolina League to transfer from the California League to the Carolina League.

On August 29, 2008, the same local newspaper that started the rumors of the Mavs' potential move then announced that the team would remain in Adelanto for at least the 2009 season. The team's status for 2010 was unknown. However, the Mavericks are now in negotiations with the town of Apple Valley, CA to play at their new Minor League Stadium. The Mavericks will finish their 2010 season at the Stater Brothers Stadium.


Move to Apple Valley

On August 23rd, 2009, the local newspaper of the High Desert, The Victorville Daily Press, printed an article explaining the proposition of a Minor League baseball stadium being built in the neighboring city of Apple Valley. The plan calls for a new stadium being built near the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Apple Valley Road, near Deep Creek. Along with the stadium, the town plans to install three public baseball fields that will back up to a nearby middle school and elementary school.

Town Manager Frank Robinson said he was approached by representatives from the Mavericks’ owner, Brett Sports & Entertainment, early this year. The Mavericks’ 20-year lease to play at Stater Bros. Stadium expires with the end of next season, and Adelanto has admittedly had a hard time keeping up with the field’s needed maintenance. Speculation that the Mavericks might leave the High Desert became rampant, as negotiations between the team and the city for a new lease dragged on.

If this stadium and entertainment center is approved, the first season at the stadium could start as early as 2011. The current plan is causing controversy due the possiblilty of heavily-increased traffic on an already busy road.

On December 9th, 2009, the Apple Valley City Council struck down the proposal to build the new ballpark. [1] This could essentially mean the end of the Mavericks' tenure in Adelanto after 2010.


High Desert Mavericks roster
Players Coaches/Other
  • 29 Nathan Adcock
  • 19 Natividad Dilone
  • 34 Adam Harben
  • 11 Steven Hensley
  • 21 Donnie Hume
  • 15 Aaron Jensen
  • 22 Travis Mortimore
  • 26 Edward Paredes
  • 31 Michael Pineda
  • 32 Juan Ramirez
  • 30 Steven Richard
  • 23 Jacob Wild
  • 13 Juan Zapata
  • 16 Travis Scott
  • 25 Jose Yepez





† Disabled list
* On Seattle Mariners 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 14, 2009


  1. ^ Apple Valley votes down new Mavericks ballpark, Ballpark Digest, December 9, 2009

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