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1985: Foundation of a baseball department of the Düsseldorf Bulldozer football club
1986: First season in the Oberliga
1987: Promotion to the 1st Bundesliga, isolation from the bulldozers, in the winter of 1987 founding of the Senators
1988: Senators play in the 1st Bundesliga in 1988
1990: 2nd team is founded, as well as two youth teams and a softball department
In 1985, a baseball department was founded in the Düsseldorf Bulldozer football team. The team plays their first game in yellow football jerseys.
After just one year, the baseball team made their breakthrough. In 1986 the bulldozers play in the Oberliga.
In 1987 the baseball players made it to the Bundesliga. They part ways with the football team.
In 1990 a second team was founded. Two junior teams and the softball department are created. The club grows.
1991: NRW Cup winner, German junior champion, 3rd place in the youth championship
1992: NRW Cup winner, German junior champion, affiliation with TSG Benrath, the Senators have well over 100 members in six teams 1993: German junior champion
1994: reaching the play-offs for the first time
1998: Withdrawal from the Bundesliga because there is no field conform with the rules
1999: New start in the Verbandsliga
Three years in a row, 1991-93, the Senators’ 18U win the German Championships.
The gentlemen also maintained their success. In 1991 & 92 the Senators became NRW Cup winners. In 1994 they reached the playoffs for the first time.
In 1992 the Düsseldorf Senators join the TSG Benrath. With well over 100 members in 6 teams, they are a front runner in western Germany.
Because of the place no longer conforming to the rules, the Senators had to withdraw from the Bundesliga in 1998. In 1999, however, they put together a positive restart in the Verbandsliga.
2001: Softball team 4th place in the district league
2002: Baseball team 3rd place in the national league, softball team 5th place in the national league, junior team
2003: Softball team in the national league, baseball team 6th place in the national league under the direction of player-coach Devoti
2004: National baseball league, no SB
2005: Baseball team achieves promotion from the state league to the association league of North Rhine-Westphalia, start of construction of the field, 15 active players
2006: Completion of the new stadium (May 7th, 2006), many former senators find their way back to Benrath, baseball team 3rd place in the Association League NRW
2007: Coach Abels takes over the leadership of the 1st baseball team, foundation of a 2nd baseball team in the district league under the direction of Coach Petersen – promotion to the state league – league champion in the regional league NR, foundation of a new softball team under the direction of Coach Preuss, Foundation of a T-Ball team, more than 60 active players, 20 years as senators
2008: 1st baseball team in the association league, 2nd baseball team in the national league
2009: VL playdowns
2010: VL under the direction of Coach Petersen?
A lot of coaching changes, a completely new field and the elimination and the re-establishment of the softball team mean that the Senators will not be bored.
At the beginning of May 2006 the new Senators Field will be completed and many former Senators will come back and support the club. The baseball team takes 3rd place in the Verbandsliga NRW.
In 2007 the Düsseldorf Senators have been in existence for 20 years. Many new interestedpeople find their way into the club. A second team is formed.
The softball team is being rebuilt and trained under the direction of coach Stefan Preuss. The women gain important experience and grow into a team.
2011: Relegation of the 1st baseball team from the Verbandsliga to the national league, T-ball team becomes champions
2012: Baseball team in the national league, youth becomes champion in the national league and 2nd in the winter league, T-ball team becomes champion
2013: 1st baseball team in the Landesliga, establishment of a 2nd baseball team in the Bezirksliga with partial support from Hilden Wains under coach Reuter, youth becomes champions in the Landesliga
2014: 4th place in the student DM
2017: Baseball team moves up from the district league to the state league, founding a 2nd baseball team in the Bezirksliga, 30th anniversary of the Senators, 4th place in the youth championship, softball team plays as a syndicate with the Wains in the Landesliga (2nd place)
2018: Promotion of the 1st baseball team from the Landesliga to the Verbandsliga, youth DM place 5
2019: Promotion of the 1st baseball team from the Verbandsliga to the 2nd Bundesliga, catering container is opened, sponsorship association is founded
2020: New homepage, Scorer hut is being built
With the help of TSG Benrath, the Senators Field is being built on Südalle. The new home for baseball in Düsseldorf.Many alumni find their way back to the state capital.
In 2014, 17 & 18, the youngsters are again represented at German championships. The T-Ball and student teams can also have several NRW championship titles.
In 2017 the Düsseldorf Senators will celebrate their 30th anniversary. Alumni get-togethers, fun softball and BBQ result in a pleasant evening for everyone involved.
The Düsseldorf Senators fun team was created in 2017. Parents, former players and many adults new to baseball make up the Wild Senators.
Under new head coach, the men’s team succeeds in the unthinkable. Within three years they made the march from the district to the 2nd Bundesliga. The club looks optimistically into the future, towards a long, second-rate competitive sport. Popular sport has also consolidated. In 2020 the Senators will start playing with 6 teams.