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Formed from the Arizona State League in 1931, the Arizona-Texas League was a class D circuit that ran from '31-'32 and '37-'39. In '40-'41 it was promoted to class C, then halted play from 1942 to 1946. In '47-'50 the league again organized and competed until 1951 when it merged with the Sunset League to form the Southwest International League. In '52-'54, it broke off again and played until changing its name to the Arizona-Mexico League in 1955, finally collapsing in 1958.


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[edit] Cities Represented


[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1931-1932

1931 Arizona - Texas League
President: Wilford S. Sullinger /Allan Stewart

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
El Paso Texans 79 52 .603 0 Royce Washburn
Tucson Missions 72 59 .550 7 Bobby Coltrin
Phoenix Senators 65 63 .508 12.5 Louis Guisto
Bisbee Bees 63 68 .481 16 Roy Johnson
Nogales Internationals 62 67 .481 16 Dick Cox
Globe Bears 49 81 .377 29.5 Mickey Shader
Playoff: El Paso 5 games, Bisbee 0. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Keane Bisbee BA .408 Joe Sullivan Tucson W 23
Emil Mailho Phoenix Runs 108 George Nielson El Paso SO 196
Red Anderson Tusc/Noga Hits 190 Joe Sullivan Tucson Pct .767; 23-7
Walter Carson Globe HR 34


1932 Arizona - Texas League
President: P. A. Nathan

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Albuquerque Dons 57 42 .576 0 Bobby Coltrin
Bisbee Bees 50 49 .505 7 Roy Johnson
El Paso Texans 51 53 .490 8.5 Royce Washburn
Tucson Lizards 44 53 .454 12 Mickey Shader
Phoenix Senators # 8 13 .381 NA Dick Cox
#Phoenix disbanded May 9. The league disbanded July 24. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dick Gyselman Albuquerque BA .392 Bill Chamberlain Phoe/Alb W 15
Dick Gyselman Albuquerque Runs 104 Guido Simoni Phoe/Tucs SO 157
Dick Gyselman Albuquerque Hits 165 Boyd Biggers El Paso ERA 3.78
Vince DiMaggio Tucson HR 25

[edit] 1937-1939

1937 Arizona-Texas League
President: Dr. R. E. Soners

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
El Paso Texans 73 49 .598 0 Jimmy Zinn
Tucson Cowboys 57 58 .496 12.5 Harry Krause
Albuquerque 56 59 .487 13.5 Bill DeLancey
Bisbee Bees 51 71 .418 22 Mickey Shader
Playoffs: Albuquerque defeated El Paso in a one game playoff
for the second half title. Finals: Albuquerque 4 games, El Paso 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Richard Lang Albuquerque BA .374 Milo Candini El Paso W 21
Hubert Singer Albuquerque Runs 122 Floyd Bevens El Paso SO 179
Richard Lang Albuquerque RBI 109 Lawrence Powell Tucson ERA 2.56
James Nicholson El Paso HR 10 Ken Manning El Paso Hits 179


1938 Arizona-Texas League
President: Dr. R. E. Soners

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bisbee Bees 72 58 .554 0 Charlie Moglia
El Paso Texans 68 64 .515 5 Jimmy Zinn
Albuquerque Cardinals 67 65 .508 6 Bill DeLancey
Tucson Cowboys 55 75 .423 17 Harry Krause
Playoffs: El Paso 4 games, Bisbee 3.
Attendance: (Albuquerque only, 60,000) Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Mike Simon Tucson BA .367 Jesse Flores Bisbee W 24
Dick Warfield Bisbee Runs 120 Walter Stewart El Paso W 24
Ed Morris Albuquerque Runs 120 Walter Stewart El Paso SO 270
Mike Simon Tucson Hits 195 Jesse Flores Bisbee ERA 2.37
Mike Simon Tucson RBI 121 Bill Creager Bisbee HR 20


1939 Arizona-Texas League
President: Dr. R. E. Soners

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Bisbee Bees 72 57 .558 0 Carl Dittmar
Albuquerque Cardinals 70 60 .538 2.5 Bill DeLancey
El Paso Texans 68 62 .523 4.5 Ted Mayer
Tucson Cowboys 49 80 .380 23 Bill Salkeld / Mike Simon
Playoffs: Albuquerque 4 games, Bisbee 2.
Attendance: Albuquerque only, 100,000,; Total 200,000 Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bob Joratz Albuquerque BA .348 Eddie King Bisbee W 25
Bob Joratz Albuquerque Runs 126 Jack Hawkins El Paso SO 257
Willie Reyes Albuquerque RBI 124 Ned Rogers El Paso ERA 2.20
Dale Gill Bisbee Hits 182 Al Montgomery Bisbee HR 17


[edit] 1940-1941 (C)

1940 Arizona-Texas League
President: Dr. R. E. Soners

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Tucson Cowboys 64 59 .520 0 Lester Patterson
El Paso Texans 64 60 .516 .5 Spec Williamson
Albuquerque Cardinals 60 64 .484 4.5 Jack Farmer
Bisbee Bees 58 63 .479 5 Carl Dittmar
Playoffs: El Paso 4 games, Tucson 3.
Attendance: Tucson, 43,000; Bisbee, 23,766. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Brovia El Paso BA .383 Bob Raines El Paso W 18
Elwood Curtis Albuquerque Runs 118 Frank Totaro Bisbee SO 251
Harry Clements Tucson Hits 175 Luther French Albuquerque ERA 3.50
Joe Brovia El Paso RBI 103 Joe Skeber El Paso HR 10


1941 Arizona-Texas League
President: Dr. R. E. Soners

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Tucson Cowboys 86 46 .652 0 Lester Patterson
Albuquerque Cardinals 63 65 .492 21 Jimmy Zinn
El Paso Texans 61 71 .462 25 Spec Williamson
Bisbee Bees 51 79 .392 34 Carl Dittmar
Playoffs: None Scheduled Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Burl Horton El Paso BA .375 Harry Parks Albuquerque W 24
Doug Smith Tucson Runs 147 Marino Pieretti El Paso SO 237
Burl Horton El Paso Hits 216 Lee Porterfield Tucson ERA 3.01
Clarence Maddern Bisbee RBI 129 Doug Smith Tucson HR 15

[edit] 1947-1950 (C)

1947 Arizona-Texas League
President: G. R. Michaels

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Phoenix Senators 82 51 .617 0 55,452 Alton Biggs
Tucson Cowboys 80 52 .606 1.5 63,580 Joe Vosmik
Bisbee Yanks 74 59 .556 8 33,686 Charlie Metro
Juarez Indians / Mesa Orphans # 61 69 .469 19.5 27,153 Manuel Fortes
Globe-Miami Browns 53 77 .408 27.5 60,669 Lloyd Brown
El Paso Texans 44 86 .338 36.5 39,996 Syd Cohen
#Juarez disbanded June 22 after winning the first
half and was replaced by Mesa June 27.

Playoffs: Tucson 2 games, Bisbee 0; Globe-Miami 2 games, Phoenix 0.
Finals: Globe-Miami 3 games, Tucson 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Billy Martin Phoenix BA .392 John Conant Phoenix W 19
Pete Hughes Phoenix Runs 180 Lloyd Brown Globe-Miami SO 167
Billy Martin Phoenix Hits 230 Syd Cohen El Paso ERA 3.38
Billy Martin Phoenix RBI 174 Pete Hughes Phoenix HR 38
Pete Hughes Phoenix BB 193


1948 Arizona-Texas League
President: Riney B. Salmon

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Globe-Miami Browns 80 60 .571 0 75,001 Don Heffner
Tucson Cowboys 78 62 .557 2 79,327 Lloyd Brown
El Paso Texans 74 66 .529 6 73,766 Walter Millies
Juarez Indios 74 66 .529 6 52,525 Manuel Fortes /Francisco Barradas
Phoenix Senators 67 73 .479 13 79,821 Alton Biggs
Bisbee-Douglas Miners 47 93 .336 33 43,610 Mel Steiner / Mitchell Chetkovitch
Playoffs: El Paso defeated Juarez in a one game playoff for third place.
Globe-Miami 4 games, El Paso 2; Juarez 4 games, Tucson 1.
Finals: Globe-Miami 4 games, Juarez 3. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Gene Lillard Phoenix BA .364 Thomas Radcliff El Paso W 17
Dick Sabatini Phoenix Runs 145 Alwin Aguilar Tucson 17
Ramon Vargas Tucson Hits 197 William Abernathie Tucson 17
Daniel Baich Globe-Miami RBI 152 Edward Graham Phoenix SO 178
Daniel Baich Globe-Miami HR 27 Lloyd Brown Tucson ERA 3.01
Pete Hughes Phoenix BB 207


1949 Arizona-Texas League
President: Riney B. Salmon

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Phoenix Senators 94 55 .631 0 126,347 Don Trower
Juarez Indios 92 58 .613 2.5 85,769 Hector Leal / Victor Canales
Tucson Cowboys 74 76 .493 20.5 53,771 Gene Lillard
El Paso Texans 67 83 .447 27.5 107,778 Syd Cohen
Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings 66 83 .443 28 60,149 Elmer Williamson / Jones / Elliott
Globe-Miami Browns 56 94 .373 38.5 60,394 Frank Volpi / Edward Dancisak
Playoffs: Phoenix 4 games, Tucson 2; El Paso 4 games, Juarez 2.
Finals: El Paso 4 games, Phoenix 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Vinicio Garcia Juarez BA .377 Edward Graham Phoenix W 24
Vinicio Garcia Juarez Runs 170 Richard Drilling Phoenix ERA 2.55
Vinicio Garcia Juarez Hits 227 William Abernathie Tucson SO 220
Dick Steinhauer Phoenix RBI 151 Gene Lillard Tucson BB 154
Gene Clough Bisbee-Douglass HR 37

1950 Arizona-Texas League
President: Riney B. Salmon

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Juarez Indios 93 55 .628 0 69,738 Syd Cohen
El Paso Texans 92 58 .613 2 100,212 Art Lilly
Phoenix Senators 82 68 .547 12 104,137 Don Trower
Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings 69 79 .466 24 68,651 Buck Elliott
Tucson Cowboys 64 86 .427 30 61,254 Hank Leiber
Globe-Miami Browns 48 102 .320 46 47,388 Thornton Lee
Playoffs: Phoenix 4 games, Juarez 2; El Paso 4 games, Bisbee-Douglas 2.
Finals: El Paso 4 games, Phoenix 2. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Art Lilly El Paso BA .386 Hector Anzamar Juarez W 25
Alfredo Perez Tucson Runs 172 Jesus Valenzuela Juarez W 25
Dick Zwaing Tucson Hits 221 Jesus Valenzuela Juarez SO 256
Len Noren Phoenix RBI 169 Jesus Valenzuela Juarez ERA 3.47
Donald Mason El Paso RBI 169 Hector Lara El Paso HR 28

[edit] 1952-1954 (C)

1952 Arizona-Texas League
President: G. R. Sloane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Juarez Indios 84 55 .604 0 64,870 Manuel Fortes
El Paso Texans 79 61 .564 5.5 83,373 Art Lilly
Phoenix Senators 78 62 .557 6.5 64,410 Jeep Trower
Tucson Cowboys 61 78 .439 23 68,500 Don Jameson
Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings 60 80 .429 24.5 56,206 Syd Cohen
Chihuahua Dorados 57 83 .407 27.5 130,329 Domingo Santana / Marv Williams
Playoffs: None Scheduled. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Marvin Williams Chihuahua BA .401 Wenceslao Gonzalez Juarez W 25
Felipe Hernandez Juarez Runs 144 Wenceslao Gonzalez Juarez SO 222
Dick Steinhauer Phoenix Hits 233 Donald Cantrell Phoenix ERA 3.64
Ramon Vargas El Paso RBI 143 Marvin Williams Chihuahua HR 45


1953 Arizona-Texas League
President: G. R. Sloane

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Tucson Cowboys 90 49 .647 0 92,157 Don Jameson
Mexicali Eagles 77 62 .554 13 68,719 Art Lilly
Juarez Indios 74 65 .532 16 46,800 Manuel Fortes /Pingua Canales
El Paso Texans 60 80 .429 30.5 52,501 Diamond Cecil
Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings 59 80 .424 31 44,650 Syd Cohen
Phoenix Senators 58 82 .414 32.5 49,270 Buck Elliott
Playoffs: None Scheduled. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Edwin Roberts Tucson BA .392 Corky Reddell Tucson W 29
Joe Joshua Tucson Runs 164 Wenceslao Gonzalez Juarez SO 276
Roberto Canales Juarez Hits 208 Corky Reddell Tucson ERA 2.64
Lloyd Jenney Tucson RBI 152 Charles Lundgren Tucson HR 34


1954 Arizona-Texas League
President: E. T. "Tim" Cusick

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Phoenix Stars 93 47 .664 0 114,450 Jerry Gardner
Mexicali Eagles 92 48 .657 1 92,377 Art Lilly
Cananea Mineros 69 71 .493 24 85,083 Memo Garibay
El Paso Texans 69 71 .493 24 63,401 Syd Cohen
Tucson Cowboys 64 76 .457 29 60,735 Don Jameson
Nogales Yaquis 61 79 .436 32 98,092 Manuel Fortes / Virgilio Arteaga
Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings 57 83 .407 36 45,031 Edwin Roberts / Ron Smith
Juarez Indians 55 85 .393 38 69,365 Enrique Fernandez
Playoffs: None Scheduled. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Leo Rodriquez Cananea BA .430 Nathaniel Moreland Mexicali W 22
Ken Toothman Tucson Runs 193 Richard Schroyer Phoenix SO 196
Leo Rodriquez Cananea Hits 259 Fernando Ramirez Mexicali ERA 3.51
Earl Smith Phoenix RBI 195 Claudio Solano Cananea TB 394
Claudio Solano Cananea HR 47

[edit] League Records 1931-1954

Batting
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Douglas Smith Tucson SO 170 41 Tony Antista Bisbee BA .430 30
Len Rodriguez Cananea BA .430 50 Donald Mason El Paso AB 661 50
Ken Toothman Phoenix Runs 193 54 Len Rodriguez Cananea Hits 259 54
Earl Smith Phoenix RBI 195 54 Len Rodriguez Cananea 2B 62 54
Burl Horton El Paso 3B 29 41 Claudio Solano Cananea HR 47 54
Claudio Solano Cananea EBH 97 54 Claudio Solano Cananea TB 394 54
Jim Bynon Bisbee HS 34 47 Willie Reyes Albuguergue SAC 26 39
Ramon Mendoza Juarez/El Paso SB 71 49 Pete Hughes Phoenix BB 207 48
Pitching
Player Team Stat Tot Yr Player Team Stat Tot Yr
Whitey Wietelmann Yuma GA 55 55 Ron Smith Bisb/Doug CG 34 53
LeRoy Reddell Tucson W 29 53 Ron Smith Bisb/Doug L 22 53
Al McNeeley Bisbee Pct .857 14-2 30 Jesse Flores Bisbee ERA 2.37 38
Ron Smith Bisb/Doug IP 330 53 James Peete Tucson SO 322 55
Tom Entwisle El Paso BB 211 48
Name changed to Arizona-Mexico League 1955-1958.

[edit] Sources

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition.

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