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Texas League
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Founded 1902
No. of teams 8
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Current champions Corpus Christi Hooks
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The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. It is classified a AA (double-A) league. The league was founded in 1888 and ran through 1890. It was revived as a class D league in 1902, moved to class C in 1904 where it played through 1910 (except for 1906 as class D again), played at class B until 1920, and finally moved up to class A in 1921. The Texas League, like so many others, shut down during World War II. From 1959 to 1961 the Texas League and the Mexican League formed the Pan American Association. The two leagues played a limited interlocking schedule and post-season championship. In 1971, the Texas League and the Southern League were both down to seven teams. They played an interlocking schedule with the SL known as the Dixie Association. The two league played separate playoffs.

Member teams are located in several of the surrounding states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, and most recently Missouri. The league is divided into a North Division and a South Division. The South Division is made up entirely of teams from Texas.

The League's name is well known due to its association with a particular aspect of the game. A bloop single that drops between the infielders and outfielders has been called a Texas Leaguer since the 1890s, despite no evidence that it originated in the Texas League, or was any more common there than elsewhere.[1]

Current Member Teams and Stadiums[]

North Arkansas Travelers Seattle Mariners North Little Rock, Arkansas Dickey–Stephens Park 7,200
Northwest Arkansas Naturals Kansas City Royals Springdale, Arkansas Arvest Ballpark 7,305
Springfield Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals Springfield, Missouri Hammons Field 10,486
Tulsa Drillers Los Angeles Dodgers Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field 7,833
Wichita Wind Surge Minnesota Twins Wichita, Kansas Riverfront Stadium 12,000
South Amarillo Sod Poodles Arizona Diamondbacks Amarillo, Texas Hodgetown 6,631
Corpus Christi Hooks Houston Astros Corpus Christi, Texas Whataburger Field 7,679
Frisco RoughRiders Texas Rangers Frisco, Texas Riders Field 10,316
Midland RockHounds Oakland Athletics Midland, Texas Momentum Bank Ballpark 6,669
San Antonio Missions San Diego Padres San Antonio, Texas Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium 9,200

Complete list of Texas League teams (1902-)[]

  • Albuquerque Dodgers
  • Albuquerque Dukes
  • Alexandria Aces
  • Amarillo Giants
  • Amarillo Gold Sox
  • Amarillo Sonics
  • Ardmore Rosebuds
  • Ardmore Territorians
  • Arkansas Travelers
  • Austin Braves
  • Austin Senators
  • Beaumont Exporters
  • Beaumont Golden Gators
  • Beaumont Millionaires
  • Beaumont Oil Gushers
  • Beaumont Oilers
  • Brenham Orphans
  • Cleburne Railroaders
  • Corpus Christi Giants
  • Corpus Christi Hooks
  • Corsicana Oil Citys
  • Corsicana Oilers
  • Dallas Eagles
  • Dallas Giants
  • Dallas Griffins
  • Dallas Marines
  • Dallas Rangers
  • Dallas Rebels
  • Dallas Steers
  • Dallas Submarines
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs

  • San Antonio Bears
  • San Antonio Brewers
  • San Antonio Bronchos
  • San Antonio Bullets
  • San Antonio Dodgers
  • San Antonio Indians
  • San Antonio Missions
  • Sherman-Denison Students
  • Shreveport Braves
  • Shreveport Captains
  • Shreveport Gassers
  • Shreveport Pirates
  • Shreveport Sports
  • Shreveport Swamp Dragons
  • Springfield Cardinals
  • Temple Boll Weevils
  • Texarkana Casketmakers
  • Tulsa Drillers
  • Tulsa Oilers
  • Tyler Sports
  • Victoria Rosebuds
  • Victoria Toros
  • Waco Cubs
  • Waco Navigators
  • Waco Steers
  • Waco Tigers
  • Wichita Falls Spudders
  • Wichita Pilots
  • Wichita Wranglers

These were the cities in which the Texas League operated prior to 1902 as listed above:

Texas (1884, 1888-90) non-classification, (1892) Class B, (1896-99) Class C, (1902) Class D

 Austin, TX: 1889-90, 1896-99, 
 Austin/San Antonio, TX: 1888
 Dallas, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1896-98, 1902-42
 Dallas/Waco, TX: 1892
 Denison, TX: 1896
 Denison/Waco, TX: 1897  
 Ft Worth, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1896-98
 Ft Worth/San Antonio, TX: 1892
 Galveston, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1892, 1896-99
 Houston, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1892, 1896-99
 New Orleans, LA: 1888                                           
 San Antonio, TX: 1884, 1888, 1896-99
 Sherman/Paris, TX: 1896                 
 Waco, TX: 1884, 1889-90

In 2019, the San Antonio Missions plan to relocate to Amarillo, Texas, but under a new moniker as the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Pacific Coast League will be moving to San Antonio to continue on as the Missions at the Triple-A level

See also=[]

  • List of sports attendance figures — the Texas League in the context of leagues all over the world

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