Wichita Falls Spudders
|Wichita Falls Spudders|
(1911–1913, 1920–1932, 1941–1942, 1947–1954, 1956–1957)
Wichita Falls, Texas
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Big State League (1956–1957)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
|Dixie Series titles (1)||1927|
|League titles (2)|
The first Spudders team ran from 1920–1932 and played in the Texas League as an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Browns. That team moved to Longview, Texas in 1932 and became the Longview Cannibals. They moved to the Dixie League in 1933 and then the West Dixie League from 1934–1935 and the East Texas League from 1936–1939. They were affiliated with the Chicago White Sox from 1934–1939. The team disbanded after the 1939 season.
The Third Spudders team operated from 1947–1954 as part of the Big State League (1937–1953) and Longhorn League (1954). This team was affiliated with the St. Louis Browns (1948–1951), Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves (1952–1953) and Washington Senators (1954). They moved away and became the Sweetwater Spudders for the 1955 season.