Continental Baseball League

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This article is about the modern Continental League. For the original Continental League, which was announced in 1959 and disbanded 1960, see Continental League.
Continental Baseball League
Continental Baseball League.png
Continental Baseball League logo
Sport Baseball
Founded 2006
No. of teams 4
Country  United States
Ceased 2010
Official website www.cblproball.com

The Continental Baseball League, based in Addison, Texas, was an independent minor league professional baseball league that operated for four seasons, from 2007-2010. The league conceived as a professional, independent baseball organization operating in the U.S. states of New Mexico, Louisiana and Texas in cities not served by Major or Minor League Baseball teams nor affiliated with either. The league was founded by Ron Baron and former major leaguer Jay Johnstone.

After a shortened 2010 season, the Continental Baseball League ceased operations after the league championship was played on July 31. Some of the teams which played in the 2010 season are scheduled to play in the Pecos League in 2011.

2010 Season Overview[edit]

Standings[edit]

Final regular season standings for 2010:

Team Games Wins Losses PCT GB
*Big Bend Cowboys 48 33 15 .687 0
Las Cruces Vaqueros 49 33 16 .673 0.5
Coastal Kingfish 51 11 40 .215 23.5
Desert Valley Mountain Lions 52 26 26 .500 9.0
  • - CBL Champions

2009 Season Overview[edit]

Standings[edit]

Final regular season standings for 2009:

Team Games Wins Losses PCT GB
Bay Area Toros 56 38 18 .679 -
Texarkana Gunslingers 58 38 20 .655 1.0
*Alexandria Aces 60 39 21 .650 1.0
Big Bend Cowboys 59 35 24 .593 4.5
South Louisiana Pipeliners 57 16 41 .281 22.5
Coastal Kingfish 58 8 50 .138 31.0
  • - CBL Champions

2008 Season Overview[edit]

Standings[edit]

Final regular-season standings for 2008

Team Games Wins Losses PCT GB
*Bay Area Toros 73 44 29 .603 -
Texarkana Gunslingers 72 38 34 .528 5.5
Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs 72 34 38 .472 9.5
McKinney Blue Thunder 73 29 44 .397 15
  • - CBL Champions

2007 Season Review[edit]

Standings[edit]

Final regular-season standings for 2007

Team Wins Losses PCT
*Tarrant County Blue Thunder 30 17 .638
Texas Heat 25 17 .595
Lewisville Lizards 19 25 .432
Bay Area Toros 13 28 .317
  • - CBL Champions

Expansion[edit]

Year # of Teams Expansion Teams Folded Teams Suspended Teams Returning Teams Relocated Teams Name Changes
2007 4 Bay Area Toros
Lewisville Lizards
Tarrant County Blue Thunder
Texas Heat
Tarrant County → McKinney Blue Thunder
2008 4 Texarkana Gunslingers Lewisville Lizards Bay Area Toros Texas → Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs
McKinney → Dallas Aviators
Dallas → Coastal Kingfish
2009 6 Alexandria Aces
Coastal Kingfish
Big Bend Cowboys
South Louisiana Pipeliners
Corpus Christi Beach Dawgs
McKinney Blue Thunder
Bay Area Toros
Texarkana Gunslingers
2010 4 Las Cruces Vaqueros
Desert Valley Mountain Lions
Texarkana Gunslingers
South Louisiana Pipeliners
Bay Area Toros Big Bend Cowboys
Coastal Kingfish

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