Sports teams captivate Texas cities and make citizens proud of their community by offering social gatherings with otherwise distant neighbors. The Gulf Coast region of Texas is home to several leagues whose founders believed that the presence of a professional sports team in their region would signal good fortune at the box office.
The league was centered on the Texas Fall League, the first professional baseball league in the United States. The oil wealth gave fans the opportunity to develop professional sports teams in Texas, and it was for a fleeting moment that those cities and communities entertained fans with the national pastoral. The league also included many cities in southeastern New Mexico and introduced professional baseball to Roswell, Artesia, Hobbs, Carlsbad and Clovis.
There are many parks here, and there are elementary schools in League City, as well as a high school, middle school and elementary school. The Clear Creek Independent School District is located outside League City and serves a population of more than 2,000 students in the League County area. CCISD may secure the right to receive and distribute its property tax from the State of Texas.
As is common in many school districts in Texas, the CCISD district has a policy of corporal punishment. In 2011, officials accused Police Chief Michael Jez of giving officers quotas for tickets, which is illegal in the state of Texas.
The project, organized by Gary Ashwill, is licensed and provided by the Texas League of Professional Baseball Players Association (TPLPA). The game database is available for all minor leagues in the state of Texas. It contains a list of all licensed Major League Baseball teams in Texas, as well as the number of players in each league.
It contains data from newspapers and boxing reports covering all league games - sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948 - compiled as part of a study by the Texas League of Professional Baseball Players Association (TPLPA). There are some records missing for players who have played for barnstorming teams like the New York - New Jersey Rangers and the San Francisco Giants.
Other teams that were briefly members of the East Texas Leagues at various times include the New Mexico Bears, Texas Longhorn League and Texas Rangers. There are no former members from the WT - NM League, as they all moved to the Longhorns League or were part of several teams from the Southern New York - New Jersey League. The Seahawks are competing with the Houston Astros, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco Giants for Gulf Coast supremacy in the Texas League.
The Texas League, founded in 1888, is the most well-known and continuous league, and the Texas Rangers and Rio Grande Valley Red Sox are experiencing a resurgence in the United League of Professional Baseball. El Paso and Plainview replaced Borger and Lamesa at the bottom of the league, respectively, and Robstown is now part of the Independent American Association. Both were stable during their tenure and remained members until later years, when financial circumstances caused the teams to move. The Houston Astros, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco Giants were also members when needed, but only for a short time.
The league changed its name twice to the Lone Star League and was renamed for a portion of the season during the Great Depression to the Dixie West and Dixieland League. The circuit, which has been classified as a Class B league for much of its history, was also staffed by teams from New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Only southern teams survived the league titles in 1899 and 1902, but many cities flirted briefly with professional baseball before the league was forgotten. Cities in the north had trouble finding an organization, except for a year running Dallas.
The Texas League eventually earned the highest ranking in AA baseball, but ties with major league teams were still 30 to 40 years away. The league's classification system led to the creation of classes B, C and D, and many smaller leagues carried them.
The Texas League was a divided league, with northern cities retaining their names and southern cities using the nicknames "South" or "Texas League." The multi-team nickname reflected the state of Texas and its history as home to the Texas Rangers and Texas Longhorns, but also the region's western heritage. It was called the Big State League and was borrowed from references to the states in Texas, which was reflected in the nicknames of several teams.