Sooner State League
|Sport||Minor League Baseball Class D|
|No. of teams||16|
The Sooner State League was a Class D minor league baseball league that operated from 1947 through 1957. The league owners kept it alive in 1958, anticipating a return to play in 1959. However, when only Ardmore and Paris, Texas, were able to secure working agreements, the League folded on February 12, 1959. It was the last Class D league west of the Mississippi River. The league was based primarily in Oklahoma.
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The following teams were members of the Sooner State League (in alphabetical order):
- Ada Cementers – August 3, 1954-season end. Moved to Paris, Texas (the Frogs).
- Ada Herefords – 1947 – July 31, 1954.
- Ardmore Cardinals – 1953–57.
- Ardmore Indians – 1947–51 moved to Sherman 1952. Seminole moved to Ardmore 1952.
- Chickasha Chiefs – 1948–52 moved to Gainesville, Texas 1953.
- Duncan Cementers – 1947–48.
- Duncan Uttmen – 1949–50 moved to Shawnee August 18, 1950.
- Gainesville Owls – 1953–55 moved to Ponca City May 18, 1955.
- Greenville Majors – 1957.
- Lawton Braves – 1954–57.
- Lawton Giants – 1947–51.
- Lawton Reds – 1952–53.
- McAlester Rockets – 1947–56 moved to Greenville, Texas 1957.
- Muskogee Giants – 1955–57 (formerly of the Western Association, 1954–55).
- Paris Orioles – 1955–57.
- Pauls Valley Raiders – 1948–54 moved to Muskogee 1955.
- Ponca City Cubs – 1955–57.
- McDuff's Seminole Ironmen – August 2, 1950–51 moved to Ardmore 1952.
- Seminole Oilers – 1947–49; 1954–57.
- Shawnee Hawks – August 18, 1950–57.
- Sherman Twins – 1952.
- Sherman-Denison Twins – 1953 moved to Seminole 1954 as Tri-City Oilers.
- McCann, M. (n.d.). Minor League Baseball History. Retrieved April 27, 2007, from https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/big_bunko/soonerstate4757.htm&date=2009-10-25+13:34:10
- Pierce, Peter G., Baseball in the Cross Timbers: The Story of the Sooner State League (Oklahoma Heritage Association 2009)
- The Sooner State League
- Sooner State League. (2006). In BR Bullpen. Retrieved April 27, 2007, from http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Sooner_State_League
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