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Big State League (1947-1957)

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The Big State League was a Class B minor league loop that operated solely in Texas for eleven summers between 1947 and 1957.

When the league started out in 1947, all of the team were operated as independents (i.e. did not have Major League parent clubs).  Beginning in 1948, some clubs began to acquire Major League affiliation.   The league disbanded after the 1957 season.

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Franchise Years Active Tagged Posts
Abilene Blue Sox 1956-1957 Tagged Posts
Austin Pioneers 1947-1955 Tagged Posts
Beaumont Exporters 1956 Tagged Posts
Beamount Pirates 1957 Tagged Posts
Byran Indians 1954 Tagged Posts
Bryan Majors 1953 Tagged Posts
Corpus Christi Clippers 1954-1957 Tagged Posts
Del Rio Indians 1954 Tagged Posts
Gainesville Owls 1947-1951 Tagged Posts
Galveston White Caps 1954-1955 Tagged Posts
Greenville Majors 1947-1950 Tagged Posts
Harlingen Capitals 1954-1955 Tagged Posts
Longview Cherokees 1952 Tagged Posts
Longview Pirates 1953 Tagged Posts
Lubbock Hubbers 1956 Tagged Posts
Paris Indians 1952-1953 Tagged Posts
Paris Panthers 1948 Tagged Posts
Paris Red Peppers 1947 Tagged Posts
Port Arthur Redlegs 1957 Tagged Posts
Port Arthur Sea Hawks 1955-1956 Tagged Posts
Sherman-Denison Twins 1947-1951 Tagged Posts
Temple Eagles 1949-1954 Tagged Posts
Temple Redlegs 1957 Tagged Posts
Texarkana Bears 1947-1953 Tagged Posts
Texas City Exporters 1956 Tagged Posts
Texas City Hubbers 1955 Tagged Posts
Tyler East Texans 1951-1953 Tagged Posts
Tyler Tigers 1954-1955 Tagged Posts
Victoria Eagles 1956 Tagged Posts
Victoria Rosebuds 1957 Tagged Posts
Waco Dons 1947 Tagged Posts
Waco Pirates 1948-1953 & 1954-1956 Tagged Posts
Wichita Falls Spudders 1947-1953 & 1956-1957 Tagged Posts

 

Written by AC

April 5th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

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