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There were two attempts at a West Texas League in the 1920s. Both were class D leagues. The first one lasted from 1920 through 1922 then became the even shorter-lived Panhandle-Pecos Valley League.

The WTL was revived in 1928 but was gone by 1930.

Contents

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1920-1922

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1920

West Texas League
President: Walter Morris

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Abilene Eagles 70 50 .583 - Robert "Bugs" Young / Ed Kizziar
Ranger Nitros 66 60 .524 7 Jim Galloway
Mineral Wells Resorters 60 60 .500 10 Charley Stis / Bill Burns
Cisco Scouts 55 61 .474 13 Jack York / Tom Carson
Gorman / Sweetwater # 51 58 .467 13.5 Bert Hise
Eastland Judges 54 67 .446 16.5 Jimmy Maloney

# Gorman (36-44) moved to Sweetwater August 7, first home game August 15.
Playoff: Abilene 4 games, Ranger 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Jim Galloway Ranger BA .341 Henry Meade Mineral Wells W 20
Charles Gressett Gorm/Sweet Runs 77 John Kolzelnick Cisco S0 200
Joe Bratcher Cisco/East Hits 126 Carl Hill 14-4 Abilene PCT .778 14-4
Jim Galloway Ranger HR 9

[edit] 1921

West Texas League
President: J. Walter Morris

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Sweetwater Swatters 72 55 .567 - Pop-Boy Smith / Earl Fleharty
Abilene Eagles 70 57 .551 2 Grady White / Hub Northen
San Angelo Bronchos 69 59 .539 2.5 Luke Robinson
Mineral Wells #Ballinger 57 72 .442 15.5 Roy Brashear / Brown / Briscoe / Flagg / Smith
Ranger Nitros ### 37 43 .463 Na Fletcher "Sled" Allen
Cisco Scouts ## 27 47 .365 NA Josh Billings / Jimmy Flagg

# Mineral Wells moved to Ballinger May 20
## Cisco disbanded July 6
### Ranger disbanded July 9
Playoffs: Sweetwater defeated San Angelo in a one game playoff for the first half title
Finals: Abilene 4 games, Sweetwater 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Sam Langford Min Wel/Bal BA .381 Murray Richburg Sweetwater W 31
Warwick Comstock Abilene Runs 93 Murray Richburg Sweetwater S0 226
Sam Langford Min Wel/Bal Hits 166 Murray Richburg 31-12 Sweetwater Pct .721
Ed Conkrite San Angelo HR 17

[edit] 1922

West Texas League
President: Gordon W. Northern / Lloyd B. Thomas

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Amarillo Gassers 86 52 .623 - Billy Smith / Jack Meanor
Lubbock Hubbers 79 56 .585 5.5 Fletcher "Sled" Allen
Clovis Buzzers 75 57 .568 8 Dutch Wetzel
Sweetwater Swatters 62 72 .463 22 Pop-Boy Smith
Abilene Eagles 61 72 .459 22.5 Charles Anderson
San Angelo Bronchos 61 73 .455 23 Walt Alexander / Luke Robinson
Stamford Colonels 56 76 .424 27 Tom Price / Poston Baker
Ranger Nitros 56 78 .418 28 Bob Allen / Joe Clayton

Playoff: Amarillo 5 games, Clovis 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tom Pyle Ranger BA .377 F. J. "Liz" Smith Amarillo W 21
John King Lubbock/Abiline Runs 116 F. J. "Liz" Smith Amarillo S0 223
Tom Pyle Ranger Hits 183 Jim Sewell 14-4 Clovis PCT .778 14-4
Sam Langford Lubbock HR 21


[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1928-1929


[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1928-1929

1928 West Texas League
President: J. McCallister Stevenson / E.E. Lowrie

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
San Angelo Red Snappers 69 47 .595 - Earl "Red" Snapp
Coleman Bobcats 67 49 .578 2 Bob Couchman
Abilene Aces 61 54 .530 7.5 Les Tullos / Carl Williams
Midland Colts 52 64 .448 17 Jimmy Maloney / John "Snipe" Conley
Lubbock Hubbers 48 63 .432 18.5 Bennie Brownlow / Ray "Red" Hill
Hamlin #/ Big Spring 46 66 .411 21 Army Magness / Poston Baker / J.L. Thornton

# Hamlin moved to Big Spring July 3.
Playoff: San Angelo 3 games, Abilene 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bob Sanguinette Midland BA .394 Jubilo Clements San Angelo W 20
Garland Orr Abilene Runs 121 J.H. "Hokey" Garcia San Angelo S0 178
Garland Orr Abilene Hits 171 Clarence Williams San Angelo PCT .737 14-5
Bob Sanguinette Midland HR 35


1929 West Texas League
President: D.L. Snodgrass

Team Standings W L PCT GB Attend Managers
Midland Colts 67 52 .563 - 14,687 Kal Segrist, Sr. / John King
Coleman Bobcats 62 56 .525 4.5 12,922 Honus Mitze / Jack Holloway
Ballinger Bearcats 62 56 .525 4.5 17,632 Bill Dean / Ray "Red" Hill
San Angelo Sheep Herders 55 61 .474 10.5 15,288 Walt Alexander
Abilene Aces 55 64 .462 12 7,604 Carl Williams
Big Spring Cowboys 54 66 .450 13.5 15,288 Jim Payne / Ralph Rose / Nick Carter

Playoff: Coleman 3 games, Midland 3. Coleman won the title when Midland failed to appear for the seventh game.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ed Kallina Midland BA .433 Jimmie Parker Ballinger W 18
Julian Flowers Midland Runs 136 Gene Moore Midland S0 147
Ed Kallina Midland Hits 159 Tom Vaughn Ballinger ERA 2.11
Ed Kallina Midland HR 44 T. Baker 13-2 Midland PCT .867 13-2

[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Third Edition.

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