Florida Winter Baseball League

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Florida Winter Baseball League
Sport Baseball
Founded 2009
No. of teams 4
Country USA
Official website fwbl.com

The Florida Winter Baseball League, based in Miami, Florida, was a professional baseball organization located in Florida. It operated in cities around Florida.


The Florida Winter Baseball League (FWBL) was a professional sports league, which began its inaugural season in October 2009.

The FWBL was a four team league which planned to play a 60 game schedule through the winter months in various Floridian markets. It was planned to feature players from the low levels of the minors, rookie leagues and A ball.[1] The league featured teams from Cocoa, Miami, Lake County and Seminole County.

The FWBL suspended operations on November 18, 2009 after completing 25% of its inaugural season, or 15 games. The organization did not raise all of the initial startup capital it required.[2][3] The poorly run league had trouble paying the players and reports existed of player paychecks bouncing.[4]

A separate league, called Florida Winter League Baseball, featuring overlooked college players or released pro players is scheduled to open in January 2012. It is unclear if the leagues have any connection other than similar names.[5]


Team City Stadium
Miami Diamantes Miami, Florida University Park Stadium
Lake County Black Bears Leesburg, Florida Pat Thomas Stadium
Seminole County Naturals Sanford, Florida Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium
Space Coast Surge Cocoa, Florida Cocoa Expo Sports Center

2009-2010 Season[edit]

The season was incomplete and interrupted after 30 games played

Team Win Loss Streak
Lake County Black Bears 11 4 W3
Seminole County Naturals 9 6 W5
Miami Diamantes 8 7 L3
Space Coast Surge 2 13 L5