|No. of teams||8|
|Current champions||Corpus Christi Hooks|
|Official website||Official Website|
The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. It is classified a AA (double-A) league. The league was founded in 1888 and ran through 1890. 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 so 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 league played separate playoffs.
Member teams are located in several of the surrounding states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, and most recently Missouri. The league is divided into a North Division and a South Division. The South Division is made up entirely of teams from Texas.
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.
Current Member Teams and StadiumsEdit
|Arkansas Travelers||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||Dickey-Stephens Park|
|Springfield Cardinals||St. Louis Cardinals||Hammons Field|
|Tulsa Drillers||Colorado Rockies||Drillers Stadium|
|Northeast Arkansas Naturals|
Complete list of Texas League teams (1902-)Edit
These were the cities in which the Texas League operated prior to 1902 as listed above:
Texas (1884, 1888-90) non-classification, (1892) Class B, (1896-99) Class C, (1902) Class D
Austin, TX: 1889-90, 1896-99, Austin/San Antonio, TX: 1888 Dallas, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1896-98, 1902-42 Dallas/Waco, TX: 1892 Denison, TX: 1896 Denison/Waco, TX: 1897 Ft Worth, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1896-98 Ft Worth/San Antonio, TX: 1892 Galveston, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1892, 1896-99 Houston, TX: 1884, 1888-90, 1892, 1896-99 New Orleans, LA: 1888 San Antonio, TX: 1884, 1888, 1896-99 Sherman/Paris, TX: 1896 Waco, TX: 1884, 1889-90
- List of sports attendance figures — the Texas League in the context of leagues all over the world