Freedom Pro Baseball League

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Freedom Professional Baseball League
File:Freedom Pro Baseball League.png
No. of teams4
CountryUnited States
Most recent
Phoenix Prospectors

The Freedom Pro Baseball League was an independent baseball league based in Arizona that played in 2012 and 2013. The league started with four teams, the Scottsdale Centennials,Peoria Explorers,Phoenix Prospectors and the Prescott Federals in 2012.[1] The Phoenix Prospectors won the inaugural league championship in 2012[2] and repeated as champions in 2013.[3]

Joe Sperle is the President and Founder of the Freedom Pro Baseball League. Sperle, the owner of Joe Sperle's Baseball School, has over 20 years playing and coaching experience.[4][5]

Former Major League Baseball players Julio Lugo and Joey Gathright were signed in 2013 to develop their skills to try to make a come back in the Major Leagues.[6]

The league did not play in 2014 because they were unable to work out a lease agreement with Kino Stadium.[7]

Former teams[edit]

Team City State/Province Stadium
Goodyear Centennials Goodyear Arizona Goodyear Ballpark
Peoria Explorers Peoria Arizona Peoria Sports Complex
Phoenix Prospectors Phoenix Arizona Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Prescott Montezuma Federals Prescott Arizona Roughrider Park


  1. ^ "Freedom League Launches in Arizona". March 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Copper State Prospectors named championship team for 2012 season". Freedom Pro Baseball League. September 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Phoenix Prospectors Win 2013 Freedom League Championship". September 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Freedom League History".
  5. ^ "Joe Sperle Baseball School". Archived from the original on 2014-12-14.
  6. ^ "Joey Gathright signs with Peoria Explorers of the Freedom Professional Baseball League". freedomproleague blog. May 17, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Richard, Kevin (June 3, 2014). "Freedom Baseball League pitches Pima County on Kino Stadium lease".