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Southwestern League

The Southwestern League was the name of three former minor league baseball leagues that operated in the Southwestern United States. The first league, also known as the Oklahoma State League, was in operation for the 1904 season. The second league operated from 1921 to 1926. The third league, formerly the Longhorn League, operated from 1956 to 1957 before changing its name to the Sophomore League.

Southwestern League (1904)

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Member teams

Former

The following teams were members of the first Southwestern League (in alphabetical order):

  • Chickasha Indians - 1904
  • Enid Evangelists - 1904
  • Guthrie Blues - 1904
  • Oklahoma City Mets - 1904
  • Shawnee Browns - 1904
  • Tulsa Indians later renamed Tulsa Redmen - 1904

Southwestern League (1921-26)

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In 1923, Moses Solomon hit 49 home runs for Hutchinson, according to Topps and the 1977 card back of Paul Blair.






Member teams

Former

The following teams were members of the second Southwestern League (in alphabetical order):

  • Arkansas City Osages - 1924-26
  • Bartlesville Bearcats - 1923
  • Bartlesville Braves - 1921
  • Bartlesville Grays - 1922
  • Blackwell Blues - 1924
  • Blackwell Gassers - 1925-26
  • Coffeyville Refiners - 1921-24
  • Cushing Oilers - 1921
  • Cushing Refiners - 1925
  • Emporia Traders - 1924
  • Enid Boosters - 1925-26
  • Enid Harvesters - 1924
  • Eureka Oilers - 1924; 1926
  • Hutchinson Wheat Shockers - 1922-23
  • Independence Producers - 1921-24
  • Miami Indians - 1921
  • Muskogee Mets - 1921-23
  • Newton Railroaders - 1924
  • Ottawa Kansas Chiefs- 1924
  • Parsons Parsons - 1921
  • Pittsburg (KS) Pirates - 1921
  • Ponca City Poncans - 1926
  • Salina Millers - 1922-26
  • Sapulpa Sappers - 1921-22
  • Sapulpa Yanks - 1923
  • Shawnee Braves - 1925
  • Topeka Kaws - 1922-23
  • Topeka Senators - 1925-26

Southwestern League (1956-57)

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History

In 1947 the Longhorn League began play with teams in New Mexico and Texas. In 1956 the league changed its name to the Southwestern League, played for two seasons, and then changed its name again (to the Sophomore League).

Member teams

Former

The following teams were members of the third Southwestern League (in alphabetical order):

  • Ballinger Westerners - 1956-57
  • Carlsbad Potashers - 1956-57
  • Clovis Pioneers - 1956/ Clovis Redlegs - 1957
  • El Paso Texans - 1956-57
  • Hobbs Sports - 1956-57
  • Midland Indians - 1956, then the Midland/Lamesa Indians - 1957
  • Pampa Oilers - 1956-57
  • Pecos Cowboys - 1956-57
  • Plainview Ponies - 1956-57
  • Pueblo Braves - 1956-57
  • Roswell Rockets - 1956
  • San Angelo Colts - 1956; 1957

References

  • Southwestern League (2006). In BR Bullpen. Retrieved April 27, 2007, from http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Southwestern_League
  • McCann, M. (n.d.). Minor League Baseball History. Retrieved April 27, 2007, from http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/big_bunko/total.htm&date=2009-10-25+13:34:30


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