Pecos League

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Pecos League
Peco League logo.gif
Sport Baseball
Founded 2010
CEO Andrew Dunn
No. of teams 8
Country USA
Continent North America
Most recent champion(s) Roswell Invaders
Most titles Roswell Invaders (3)
Official website

The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs is an independent professional baseball league headquartered in Houston, which operates in cities in desert mountain regions throughout New Mexico, southern Colorado, southwest Kansas and West Texas. The league plays in cities that do not have Major or Minor League Baseball teams and is not affiliated with either. The Pecos League operated six teams in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and expanded to eight teams for 2013 and 10 for 2014. The season is a highly condensed one, where teams may play 70 games in 72 days, all for a weekly salary of $50 per player.[1]

The Pecos League also operates a spring developmental league, which is a one-month showcase for recent college graduates and free agents looking to catch on to a full season league.

In May 2014, Fox Sports 1 started airing a six-part documentary about life in the Pecos League, mostly based on the Trinidad Triggers.

In August 2014, Jon Edwards made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers becoming the first player in Pecos League history to play in Major League Baseball.

For 2016, the Las Vegas Train Robbers will move to Topeka, Kansas and an expansion team has been placed in Woodward, Oklahoma to be called the Westerners.[2]

Current teams[edit]

Pecos League
Division Team Founded City Stadium
Northern Garden City Wind 2015 Garden City, Kansas Clint Lightner Field
Santa Fe Fuego 2012 Santa Fe, New Mexico Fort Marcy Ballfield
Topeka Train Robbers 2013 Topeka, Kansas Lake Shawnee Park
Trinidad Triggers 2012 Trinidad, Colorado Central Park
Woodward Westerners 2016 Woodward, Oklahoma Fuller Ballpark
Division Team Founded City Stadium
Southern Alpine Cowboys 2009 Alpine, Texas Kokernot Field
Las Cruces Vaqueros 2010 Las Cruces, New Mexico Apodoca Park
Roswell Invaders 2011 Roswell, New Mexico Joe Baumann Stadium
Tucson Saguaros 2009 Tucson, Arizona Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
White Sands Pupfish 2009 Alamogordo, New Mexico Griggs Park

Former teams[edit]

Team Inaugural Season Location Homefield
Bisbee Blue 2014 Bisbee, Arizona Warren Ballpark
Carlsbad Bats 2011 Carlsbad, New Mexico Travel Team
Douglas Diablos 2014 Douglas, Arizona Copper King Park
Raton Osos 2013-2014 Raton, New Mexico Gabrielle Park
Ruidoso Osos 2011 Ruidoso, New Mexico White Mountain Park
Taos Blizzard 2013-2014 Taos, New Mexico The Tundra

League timeline[edit]

Garden City Wind Douglas Diablos Bisbee Blue Taos Blizzard Las Vegas Train Robbers Trinidad Triggers Santa Fe Fuego White Sands PupFish Raton Osos Ruidoso Osos Roswell Invaders Las Cruces Vaqueros Las Cruces Vaqueros Carlsbad Bats Alpine Cowboys

League members Former Team



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