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Pecos League

Pecos League
Sport Baseball
Founded 2010
CEO Andrew Dunn
No. of teams 8
Country USA
Continent North America
Most recent champion(s) Santa Fe Fuego
Most titles Roswell Invaders (2)
Official website Pecos League 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 and West Texas. Pecos League teams play 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 straight games in 72 days, all for a weekly salary of $50.[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 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.

August 2014 marked the 5th year anniversary of the Pecos League.

Contents

  • Current teams 1
  • Former Teams 2
  • References 3
  • External links and Sources 4
    • Team Websites 4.1

Current teams

Pecos League
Division Team Founded City Stadium
Northern Las Vegas Train Robbers 2013 Las Vegas, New Mexico Rodriguez Park
Santa Fe Fuego 2012 Santa Fe, New Mexico Fort Marcy Ballfield
Taos Blizzard 2013 Taos, New Mexico The Tundra
Trinidad Triggers 2012 Trinidad, Colorado Central Park
Division Team Founded City Stadium
Southern Alpine Cowboys 2009 Alpine, Texas Kokernot Field
Bisbee Blue 2014 Bisbee, Arizona Warren Ballpark
Roswell Invaders 2011 Roswell, New Mexico Joe Baumann Stadium
White Sands PupFish 2011 Alamogordo, New Mexico Griggs Park

Former Teams

Team Inaugural Season Location Homefield
Carlsbad Bats 2011 Carlsbad, New Mexico Travel Team
Raton Osos 2013-2014 Raton, New Mexico Gabrielle Park
Ruidoso Osos 2011 Ruidoso, New Mexico White Mountain Park
Douglas Diablos 2014 Douglas, Arizona Copper King Park

References

  1. ^ The Pecos League, episode 1, This Ain't the Big Show

External links and Sources

  • Pecos League Official Website
  • Pecos League Encyclopedia and History at Baseball Reference
  • Pecos League Update
  • Albuquerque Journal on addition of Alamogordo to PL
  • CBL folding, giving way to Pecos League
  • Clovis added to PL
  • Independent Baseball.Net Page

Team Websites

  • Alpine Cowboys
  • Las Vegas Train Robbers
  • Raton Osos
  • Roswell Invaders
  • Santa Fe Fuego
  • Taos Blizzard
  • Trinidad Triggers
  • White Sands Pupfish
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