- Central Baseball League
The Central Baseball League, formerly the Texas-Louisiana League, was a minor league whose member teams were independent of any
Major League Baseballaffiliations.
In 1991, potential owners, Dallas businessman Byron Pierce and U. S. Congressman John Bryant, became frustrated that the
Texas Leaguehad no plans to expand into other Texaslocations, and formed The Texas-Louisiana League. The league began play in 1994. After further expansion into Missouriand Mississippi, the Texas-Louisiana League changed its name to the Central Baseball League. In 12 seasons, the league produced 10 different champions; Alexandria and Edinburg were the only teams to win a title twice.
After the 2005 season, the eight-team Central Baseball League disbanded. Five teams joined the American Association: Pensacola, Shreveport, Fort Worth, Coastal Bend and El Paso; and one joined the United League, San Angelo. Edinburg also received a franchise in the United League, unrelated to the now-defunct Roadrunners of the Central League.
The following teams were, at one time, either a member of the Central Baseball League or the Texas-Louisiana League.
Abilene Prairie Dogs
Beaumont Bullfrogs(also Bayou Bullfrogs, Lafayette Bullfrogs)
Coastal Bend Aviators
Corpus Christi Barracudas
El Paso Diablos
Fort Worth Cats
Jackson Senators(also Jackson DiamondKats)
Lafayette Bullfrogs(also Beaumont Bullfrogs, Bayou Bullfrogs)
Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings
San Antonio Tejanos
San Angelo Colts
Springfield Ozark Mountain Ducks
Texas-Louisiana League champions
*1994 Corpus Christi
*2000 Rio Grande Valley
Central Baseball League champions
*2002 San Angelo
*2005 Fort Worth
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