The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. It is classified a Double-A league. The league was founded in 1888 and ran through 1892. It was revived as a class D league in 1902, moved to class C in 1904 where it played through 1910 (except for 1906 as class D again), played at class B until 1920, and finally moved up to class A in 1921. The Texas League, like many others, shut down during World War II. From 1959 to 1961 the Texas League and the Mexican League formed the Pan American Association. The two leagues played a limited interlocking schedule and post-season championship. In 1971, the Texas League and the Southern League were both down to seven teams. They played an interlocking schedule with the SL known as the Dixie Association. The two leagues played separate playoffs.
Despite the league's name only its four South Division teams are actually based in Texas; the four North Division teams are located in surrounding states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. The league maintains its headquarters in San Antonio.
The League's name is well known due to its association with a particular aspect of the game. A bloop single that drops between the infielders and outfielders has been called a Texas Leaguer since the 1890s, despite no evidence that it originated in the Texas League, or was any more common there than elsewhere. There is a common thread throughout Civil War anecdotes that refer to a game played 30 years earlier in the Sabine Pass area. As the story goes, a Union soldier hit a ball over the outfielder's head, leading him into a long chase for the ball which resulted in a bullet wound from a nearby sniper. After the incident, hits were only awarded for balls that landed between the infielders and outfielders.
Team moves 
In recent years the Texas League has witnessed a great deal of change. Teams once known as the Jackson Generals, El Paso Diablos, Shreveport Captains, and Wichita Wranglers have all relocated to new cities and bigger stadiums.
Current teams 
||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
||North Little Rock, Arkansas
|Northwest Arkansas Naturals
||Kansas City Royals
||St. Louis Cardinals
||10,486 (incl. 2,500 gen. admission)
||Corpus Christi Hooks
||Corpus Christi, Texas
||5,050 fixed seats, 19 luxury suites, 2,000 General Admission
||Dr Pepper Ballpark
|San Antonio Missions
||San Diego Padres
||San Antonio, Texas
||Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium
Current team rosters 
Complete list of Texas League teams (1902-) 
League champions and award winners (1915-present) 
Hall of fame 
See also 
- "Baseball in the Lone Star State: Texas League's Greatest Hits," Tom Kayser and David King, Trinity University Press 2005
External links 
Texas Battle League: Gutta vs Gidon
Main Event from TBL 8: Two Austin heavyweights clash. Gutta takes on Gidon.
Corpus Christi Hooks Clinch 2nd Half Texas League Champs 2012
Celebration of the Corpus Christi Hooks after clinching the 2nd half championship of the Milb Double-A Texas League.
Delonte West's NBA D-League Debut: (LIVE): Santa Cruz Warriors @ Texas Legends, 2013-3-16
The Texas Legends, presented by Veracruz (visit Veracruz.mx), have announced guard Delonte West is expected to be in uniform for Saturday's game against the ...
Texas Battle League: Michael White vs Japanese Jesus
From our event @ The Victory Grill. Japanese Jesus from Fayetteville, NC takes on Michael White from Corpus Christi, TX.
Texas Battle League: Trey Murch vs. Go Hard Jetson
Crazy battle from our December 3rd event. Trey Murch from Houston, TX takes on Go Hard Jetson from Columbus, TX in a three round promo.
Texas Winter League Training
www.TucsonArizonaBaseball.com - This is some of my training in perperation for the 2013 Texas Winter League. I am at peak strength levels for most of my lift...
Texas League Hitters: Fear the Reaper
Adam Morris talks about why Texas League hitters should fear the (Grimm) reaper, with Ranger righthanded pitching prospect Justin Grimm having gotten off to ...
Texas Battle League Presents- Lawjick vs G Jet
2 of TBL's best face of in this heated match from TBL12.
NBA D-League: Texas Legends @ Sioux Falls Skyforce, 2012-12-08
The NBA Development League, the NBA's official minor league, is now on YouTube, showing more than 350 live games on the NBA D-League YouTube Channel and nba....
MLB 2k13 *Texas League Finals" Game 5
Spring Training, here I come!
Thu, 23 May 2013 22:17:08 -0700
TULSA -- After a lengthy rain delay, the Tulsa Drillers erased a four-run deficit and went ahead for good on a leadoff home run by Angelys Nina in the eighth inning of a 7-6 win at ONEOK Park on Thursday. Midland erased an early 2-0 lead thanks to two ...
Fri, 24 May 2013 01:01:53 -0700
Tweet. The best team in the Texas League hasn't been a good match for the struggling Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story. Monthly and yearly online subscriptions are available. Access is free for print subscribers.
San Antonio Express
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:39:29 -0700
ARCHIVE: Reymond Fuentes (15) of the San Antonio Missions is greeted by teammates Jeudy Valdez (24) and the batboy after scoring the first run of the season during Texas League action at Nelson Wolff Stadium on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Photo: Billy ...
Northwest Arkansas News
Thu, 23 May 2013 01:11:04 -0700
Northwest Arkansas got off to a good start in its opener of a three-game series at Corpus Christi on Wednesday by scoring in the top of the first inning, but the Hooks scored in the next five innings on their way to an 8-2 victory at Whataburger Field.
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:52:49 -0700
“He's a great guy in the locker room and everybody seems to like him, so he's been a good addition,” said RockHounds first baseman Anthony Aliotti, the Texas League's leader in batting average. “Very nice guy. Very straightforward. He helps you if you ...
Sun, 19 May 2013 19:24:42 -0700
MIDLAND David Martinez struck out six and allowed two runs in five innings Sunday to improve to 7-0 on the year as his Corpus Christi Hooks defeated the Midland RockHounds 5-3 in Texas League baseball action. A first-inning two-run home run by ...
Sun, 19 May 2013 19:37:09 -0700
The Midland RockHounds hurt themselves with six errors while the Corpus Christi Hooks helped themselves with five stolen bases to erase an early deficit in a 5-3 victory Sunday at Citibank Ballpark. The RockHounds went up 2-0 in the first inning thanks ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 22:08:13 -0700
MIDLAND Anthony Aliotti had a performance to remember Saturday while leading the Midland RockHounds to a 12-4 victory against the Corpus Christi Hooks in a Texas League baseball game at Citibank Ballpark. Aliotti went 4-for-5 with three home runs and ...
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