Texas League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1902
No. of teams 8
Country Flag of the United States United States
Current champions Corpus Christi Hooks
Official website Official Website

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 StadiumsEdit

North Division
Name MLB Affiliation Stadium
Arkansas Travelers Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Dickey-Stephens Park
Springfield Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals Hammons Field
Tulsa Drillers Colorado Rockies Drillers Stadium
Northeast Arkansas Naturals
Springdale Ar
South Division
Name MLB Affiliation Stadium
Corpus Christi Hooks Houston Astros Whataburger Field
Frisco RoughRiders Texas Rangers Dr Pepper Ballpark
Midland RockHounds Oakland Athletics Citibank Ballpark
San Antonio Missions San Diego Padres Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium

Complete list of Texas League teams (1902-)Edit

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

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