The Detroit Wolves existed for just one year. In 1931 the Negro National League collapsed but it would reform in 1933. In the interim, Detroit was left without a team in the Negro Leagues as the Stars had been members of the NNL. In 1932, the city placed the Wolves in the East-West League and they posted the best record behind stars like Willie Wells, Cool Papa Bell, Mule Suttles, Quincy Trouppe, Ted Trent, Ray Brown and Judy Johnson. The team was owned by Cum Posey, who also owned the Homestead Grays and shuffled players between the two teams.