Florida Winter Baseball League
|No. of teams||4|
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. 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. The poorly run league had trouble paying the players and reports existed of player paychecks bouncing.
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.
|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|
The season was incomplete and interrupted after 30 games played
|Lake County Black Bears||11||4||W3|
|Seminole County Naturals||9||6||W5|
|Space Coast Surge||2||13||L5|