Found a 2007 ACBL post mentioning Karl Krailo being signed by the Tarrant County Blue Thunder and becoming MVP of the 2007 CBL All-Star Game. That link has been added to the Tarrant County Blue Thunder page here:
Found two articles from the Albuquerque Journal from 2010 which give details about the formation of, and information about the upcoming season for, the Las Cruces Vaqueros. Links to those articles were added to the Vaqueros page here:
An August 2009 article from Independent Baseball Insider column writer, Bob Wirz, mentioned both the Coastal Kingfish and the Alexandria Aces – for two different reasons.
That article link has been added to the respective pages for each of those teams.
Big thanks to Ted Turocy and Chadwick Baseball Bureau for preserving a significant amount of data recapping the 2009 Continental Baseball League season. While the data file would not upload properly on this WordPress website, we made a PDF of all of the data he provided.
That PDF can be found at this link: CLICK HERE
Just some of the information you will find include 2009 CBL managerial records, final standings, league leaders, information about players by position, player and pitcher statistics, and much more.
A major thanks to Ted Turocy and the Chadwick Baseball Bureau for preserving and sending us the following text files which have individual game stats and box scores for Continental Baseball League games for the 2009 season. There also are head-to-head stats and final scores for games broken down by team vs. team for that year. Monthly statistics are available as well.
Please support Ted and Chadwick Baseball Bureau (click for the link) for his keeping such robust data about the CBL from that season.
2009 CBL Games And Box Scores
These were the teams which played in 2009:
- Alexandria Aces
- Bay Area Toros
- Big Bend Cowboys
- Coastal Kingfish
- South Louisiana Pipeliners
- Texarkana Gunslingers
Head to head:
- Aces and Toros
- Aces and Cowboys
- Aces and Kingfish
- Aces and Pipeliners
- Aces and Gunslingers
- Toros and Cowboys
- Toros and Kingfish
- Toros and Pipeliners
- Toros and Gunslingers
- Cowboys and Kingfish
- Cowboys and Pipeliners
- Cowboys and Gunslingers
- Kingfish and Pipeliners
- Kingfish and Gunslingers
- Pipeliners and Gunslingers
2009 Continental Baseball League Monthly Statistics By Team
- Aces – May 2009
- Aces – June 2009
- Aces – July 2009
- Aces – August 2009
- Toros – May 2009
- Toros – June 2009
- Toros – July 2009
- Toros – August 2009
- Cowboys – May 2009
- Cowboys – June 2009
- Cowboys – July 2009
- Cowboys – August 2009
- Kingfish – May 2009
- Kingfish – June 2009
- Kingfish – July 2009
- Kingfish – August 2009
- Pipeliners – May 2009
- Pipeliners – June 2009
- Pipeliners – July 2009
- Pipeliners – August 2009
- Gunslingers – May 2009
- Gunslingers – June 2009
- Gunslingers – July 2009
- Gunslingers – August 2009
Alexandria Aces 2009 Games And Box Scores
Bay Area Toros 2009 Games And Box Scores
Big Bend Cowboys 2009 Games And Box Scores
Coastal Kingfish 2009 Games And Box Scores
PDF about the four games between the Kingfish and Pipeliners which were played in Sweetwater, Texas from June 19 through June 21, 2009 -> click here
Rest coming soon.
South Louisiana Pipeliners 2009 Games And Box Scores
PDF about the four games between the Kingfish and Pipeliners which were played in Sweetwater, Texas from June 19 through June 21, 2009 -> click here
Rest coming soon
Texarkana Gunslingers 2009 Games And Box Scores
Found an August 2009 article about one of the few “home games” played in New Iberia, Louisiana between the South Louisiana Pipeliners and the visiting Coastal Kingfish. It mentions several players and has quotes from some of the players and both team managers. The article starts off with the “passing the hat” tradition for the crowd to reward a player after he hits a home run.
That article has been added to the Pipeliners page here: http://www.cblproball.com/teams/south-louisiana-pipeliners/
This page came from the Wayback Machine (archive.org) snapshot of this website after it first launched in 2007. The content on this page shows the short bios for each of the original league officials and the first team owners.
Ron Baron, President & CEO
Ron has more than 20 years experience in sports law and marketing. He founded The Center for Sports Law and Risk Management, Inc., in Dallas in 1988, and has counseled numerous clients in the sports industry on sports law and team-related operational strategies. Ron’s client roster includes Major League Baseball and National Football League teams, key collegiate athletics programs as well as operators of stadiums and arenas. He is the co-author of “From the Gym to the Jury” a national bi-monthly newsletter. Ron formerly served as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Law at the University of Houston Law Center and his law school alma mater The Delaware Law School of Widener University. He was also named to a task force on behalf of the United States Olympic Committee. In 1994, Ron founded Sports Fantasy Tours & Events; providing customized sports marketing programs for Fortune 500 corporations, media and trade association clientele. As CBL founder, Ron is responsible for making the CBL vision a reality—so that kids of all ages can cheer for their hometown baseball team just like he did growing up in New York City.
Bob Ibach, League Operations & Communications Director
Bob has three decades of experience in sports journalism, public and media relations, sports marketing, promotions, and publications management. A graduate of University of Maryland, he spent the first decade of his career as a journalist (Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Journal and CBS-radio affiliates). From 1981-89, Bob served as the director of public relations/publications for the Chicago Cubs; then founded his own consulting company headquartered in Chicago. Bob is the author of “Caught In The Net,” an investigative first-person expose on cheating in college basketball now being made into a movie; “Cub Fan Mania” and “The Comeback Kids,” as well as co-author with Dan Schlossberg and Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton of “Making Airwaves: 60 Years at Milo’s Microphone.” Bob handles league-related operations as well as media and public relations for the CBL.
Jay Johnstone, Team Relations Director
A former Major Leaguer, Jay played for 20 years with eight different teams starting in 1966 with the California Angels where he won American League Rookie of the year. He played on eight divisional winning teams and earned two World Series rings. Known as a trickster on and off the field, Jay wrote about his escapades in three hilarious books; has hosted TV shows, videos, and was a radio broadcaster for the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. He travels the country as a speaker at corporate and social events and participates in baseball clinics, fantasy camps and charity gatherings; while also running his sports collectible company headquartered in greater Los Angeles. For the CBL, Jay focuses on team relations and community outreach.
Laura Kath, Marketing Director
A Michigan State University Hospitality Business School alumna now residing in Santa Barbara County, California, Laura has been an enthusiastic sports spectator since she discovered she could yell spiritedly and not offend other fans. She has attended hundreds of professional and collegiate baseball, basketball, hockey and football games as well as Masters golf tournaments. Professionally, she savors “unlocking the mysteries of marketing” for business owners and entrepreneurs. Laura has had her own consulting business since 1989 and has served as the Marketing/Tour Director of Sports Fantasy Tours & Events since 1994. She is a former radio announcer and author of 16 non-fiction books including the travel guide “Fun with the Family in Southern California”. For the CBL, Laura coordinates marketing materials, graphics and promotions.
CBL TEAMS & CITIES
FRANCHISE OWNER PROFILES
Sara Kelm, President, Lewisville Lizards Professional Baseball, Inc.
Sara has more than ten years experience in sales and marketing since studying Kinesiology at the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She founded her own consulting company headquartered in Sarasota, Florida in 2004 with a successful record of accomplishment in developing new markets to establish industry presence. She is currently a Florida real estate executive known as a people-oriented leader with a reputation within the industry for integrity, dependability and exceptional customer service. Sara is an active volleyball player and an outdoors and sports enthusiast who often competes in triathlons. She is the first woman owner in the CBL. She looks forward to a long-term winning relationship with the City of Lewisville, Texas and the Denton County community and providing a family-friendly affordable baseball experience for fans of all ages
Larry Faulkner, Owner, Blue Thunder/Tarrant County Professional Baseball, LLC
Born in Baltimore in 1948, Larry attended high school at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, starred on the baseball and basketball teams and was scouted by the St. Louis Cardinals. An injury ended his baseball plans but he always wondered what he might have accomplished in the pros. Larry graduated from the University of Maryland, joined the Internal Revenue Service in a demanding, high-profile finance career that took him to posts in Dallas and back to Washington, DC. While in Dallas, Larry and his wife Pam founded the North Texas Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation and went on to serve for many years as volunteers at the national level. Having retired from the IRS in January 2007 after a 36-year filled with noteworthy firsts, (he pioneered the ability for Federal taxes to be paid by credit card); Larry and Pam reside in Virginia nearby family and friends. Larry follows baseball closely and is glad to be associated with his favorite childhood sport. He is now the majority owner of the CBL team in Tarrant County Texas.
Mike Pede, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Toros Baseball Club, LLC The Bay Area Toros are excited to bring professional baseball to southeast Texas with a local ownership team of business leaders from League City, Kemah, Seabrook and Clear Lake areas. The Bay Area Toros named Mike Pede as GM and COO on January 1, 2007 to his post,. Mike brings over 20 years of athletic administration experience to his position of General Manager and COO. Pede served as Associate Athletic Director at Rice University, working closely with head baseball coach Wayne Graham, for 13 years. With extensive experience in sponsorships, group ticketing, promotions and external affairs, Pede will bring his 2003 Rice Baseball National Championship mentality to the Toros. The Owls were in the top 15 in attendance in the country every year since 2000 and the Bay Area Toros look to do the same in their inaugural 2007 season.
Ron Baron, President & General Manager, Texas Heat
The Texas Heat is a regional travel team owned by CBL president and CEO Ron Baron. An attorney specializing in sports law, Baron is the founder of the Center for Sports Law & Risk Management, Sports Fantasy Tours & Events; and the co-author of the popular newsletter “From the Gym to the Jury”. Growing up in New York City, he credits family outings to baseball games as the spark that lit the flame of the CBL and his ownership of the Texas Heat for the team’s inaugural season.
This information came from the 2009 Wayback Machine (archive.org) snapshot of the original version of this website. It lists the 2009 Continental Baseball League Players and Pitchers of the Week.
|Week Ending August 16th|
|Andy Schon||Pitcher||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Andy threw 7 innings, recorded 8 strikeouts, earned a victory, and continued his scoreless innings streak to 25 innings.|
|David Fowler||OF||ALEXANDRIA ACES||David went 8-12 (.667 BA), with 2 Home Runs, 7 RBI, and 4 stolen bases in the weekend series|
|Week Ending August 9th|
|Neil Forsyth||Pitcher||COASTAL KINGFISH||Neil appeared in 2 games (1 victory) pitching 7 innings, letting up 2 hits with 1 run and recording 9 K’s|
|Andy Schon||Pitcher||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Andy pitched 8 innings, giving up no runs, allowing only 4 hits, and recording 7 K’s|
|Gabe Memmert||OF||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Gabe went 7-15 for the series, with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored|
|Week Ending August 2nd|
|Andy Schon||Pitcher||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Andy threw a 9-inning shutout, allowing just 5 hits, and recording 6 strikeouts.|
|Eric Williams||OF||BIG BEND COWBOYS||Eric batted .563, had a .739 OBP, 6 RBI, and 5 stolen bases for the weekend series.|
|Week Ending July 26th|
|Trey George||Outfielder||TEXARKANA GUNSLINGERS||Trey George went 7-14 with 11 RBI and 2 Stolen Bases|
|David Fowler||OF||ALEXANDRIA ACES||David had 4 Home Runs, including an inside-the-park home run, and 3 stolen bases in the series against the Big Bend Cowboys.|
|Judson Smith||Pitcher||TEXARKANA GUNSLINGERS||Judson pitched a 7-inning complete game, allowing 5 hits, 1 run, and striking out 9 against the Pipeliners.|
|Week Ending July 19th|
|Beau Manning||Second Base||BIG BEND COWBOYS||Beau went 8-15, with 2 HR’s (1 Grand Slam), 14 RBI, 7 Runs, and 4 Walks|
|Jeff Carper||SS||BAY AREA TOROS||Jeff is a “co” Player Of The Week after being acquired by the Toros from the Coastal Kingfish. He batted .375 and had 2 HR’s and 6 RBI’s.|
|Robert “Jake” Leonhardt||Pitcher||BAY AREA TOROS||Jake went 8.0 IP allowing 6 hits, 2 runs, just 1 walk, and recording 8 strikeouts to earn the win over 1st place Alexandria.|
|Mike Castrignano||Pitcher||BIG BEND COWBOYS||Mike went 6 innings, giving up 3 ER, and recording 13 strikeouts in a no-decision against the Pipeliners.|
|Week Ending July 12th|
|Eric Padilla||Infielder||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Eric went 7-15 last week and had a home run|
|Kevin Cooper||Pitcher||BAY AREA TOROS||Kevin went 8.0 innings to get a complete game victory (7 inning game + 1 extra inning). He let up 2 hits, 1 ER, and had 6 strikeouts|
|Chris Bennett||Pitcher||BIG BEND COWBOYS||Chris appeared in relief in 3 consecutive games (4.0 IP total). He earned a save and a victory, allowing 0 ER, and recorded 4 strikeouts|
|Week Ending July 7th|
|Kyle LaMotta||Player||SOUTH LOUISIANA PIPELINERS||Kyle was the MVP for the 2009 CBL All Star Game which was held in Alexandria, LA on July 7|
|Trey George||Player||TEXARKANA GUNSLINGERS||Trey George won the CBL Home Run Derby prior to the All Star Game held on July 7 in Alexandria, LA|
|Week Ending July 5th|
|Rhett Barber||Pitcher||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Rhett earned the win and went 7 innings, giving up 1 run, 2 walks, and recording 7 strikeouts|
|Nick Ochoa||1st Base||BIG BEND COWBOYS||Nick batted .571 (8-14) and had 5 runs, 2 HR’s, 10 RBI, 2 doubles, and 4 walks|
|Week Ending June 29th|
|Robert “Jake” Leonhardt||Pitcher||BAY AREA TOROS||Jake pitched a 7-inning complete game, let up no runs, walked 1, and struck out 7 in a 2-0 victory.|
|Eric Williams||Outfielder||BIG BEND COWBOYS||Eric went 11-18 (.611 BA) with 2 stolen bases against league-leading Alexandria|
|Week Ending June 21st|
|Carlos Castillo||Pitcher||SOUTH LOUISIANA PIPELINERS||He pitched a complete game and earned a victory. Gave up 1 earned run on 8 hits, 0 walks, and 10 k’s in 9 innings of work.|
|Anselmo Vasquez||OF||SOUTH LOUISIANA PIPELINERS||In 3 games this weekend, he went 6 for 12 with 4 Home Runs and 13 RBI.|
|Andrew Riddick||OF||BIG BEND COWBOYS||Went 7 for 11 (.636 BA) with 3 Doubles, 2 RBIs, 3 runs scored and 2 diving plays in the outfield|
|Week Ending June 14th|
|Andy Schon||Pitcher||ALEXANDRIA ACES||7 shutout innings, four hits, eight hits, one walk in a 5-0 win|
|Garrett Bass||OF||BAY AREA TOROS||.429 BA (6-14), 6R, 6RBI, 2HR|
|Week Ending June 7th|
|Rhett Barber||Pitcher||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Seven innings, one hit, one run, two walks and 11 strikeouts. No hitter through 6.2 innings|
|Johnny Klopfer||OF||ALEXANDRIA ACES||5 RBI. Broke up no hitter in Game 2 on Friday with walk-off 3-run home run. Game winning RBI’s in Games 1 and 3.|
|Justin Armiger||3B||TEXARKANA GUNSLINGERS||10-17(.588), 2b, 2 HR’s, 12 RBI’s for Week 4.|
|Week Ending May 31st|
|Kyle Rogers||Pitcher||BAY AREA TOROS||Kyle had 10 strikeouts and gave up 0 earned runs to earn the victory on May 31.|
|Brad Turney||Player||ALEXANDRIA ACES||Brad hit .555 for the week and drove in 5 RBIs. He also pitched 1.2 innings in relief.|
|Week Ending May 24th|
|Lester Contreras||Player||SOUTH LOUISIANA PIPELINERS||(Combined Award for Weeks 1 and 2): Lester Contreras is one of the two “co-CBL Player Of The Week” award winners for the combined Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2009 CBL season.|
|Clint Toomey||Player||TEXARKANA GUNSLINGERS||(Combined Award for Weeks 1 and 2): Clint Toomey (Texarkana Gunslingers) is one of the two “co-CBL Player Of The Week” award winners for the combined Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2009 CBL season.|
|Judson Smith||Pitcher||TEXARKANA GUNSLINGERS||(Combined Award for Weeks 1 and 2): Judson Smith (Texarkana Gunslingers) is one of the “co-CBL Pitcher Of The Week” award winners for the combined Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2009 CBL season.|
|Nathan Stewart||Pitcher||ALEXANDRIA ACES||(Combined Award for Weeks 1 and 2): Nathan Stewart (Alexandria Aces) is one of the two “co-CBL Pitcher Of The Week” award winners for the combined Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2009 CBL season.|
This is from the snapshot archive/Wayback Machine (archive.org) from the original version of this website. It lists the players and pitchers of the week for the 2007 CBL season.
|August 5th||Tyler French Pitcher, TEXAS HEAT, 7.0 IP, 4 Hits, 0 BB’s, 8K’s, Complete Game Shutout Victory (7 innings) Karl Krailo Infielder, TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, 12-17 (.706 BA), 9 Runs, 8 RBI’s, 4 HR’s, .783 OBP|
|July 29th||Ryan Leger Pitcher, TEXAS HEAT, 7.0 IP, 4 Hits, 1 Earned Run, 8 K’s Zach Duncan Pitcher, TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, 6.0 IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 5K Joe Pagan Catcher, TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, 6-16 (.375 BA), 7 Runs, 5 Home Runs, 10 RBI|
|July 22nd||Josh Odell Player, BAY AREA TOROS, 6-15 (.400 BA), 4HR, 7RBI Zach Duncan Pitcher, TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, 8.0 IP, 4 Hits, 0 Runs (0.00 ERA), 8 K’s Jerry Anderson Pitcher, LEWISVILLE LIZARDS, 7.0 IP, 6 Hits, 0 Runs (0.00 ERA), 3 BB, 8 K’s — Complete Game Victory (7 innings)|
|July 10th||Karl Krailo Catcher, TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, Krailo’s current stats are 6-13 (.462 BA), 12 RBI, 7 Runs, 3 HR including 1 Grand Slam. Matt Sartor Pitcher, LEWISVILLE LIZARDS, In 3 Appearances, Sartor has 4-2/3 IP, 1 Hit, 0 Runs, 2 BB’s, 9K’s|
|July 1st||Ryan Howard Infielder, LEWISVILLE LIZARDS, 9-15 (.600 BA), 9 RBI, 7 Runs, 5 BB, 2 HR Cory Press Pitcher, LEWISVILLE LIZARDS, 6 IP, 3 Hits, 0 Runs, 1 BB, 2 K’s, no decision|
|June 24th||Robby Winn Infielder, TEXAS HEAT, Keller native Winn posted 10-23 (.435 BA), 6 Runs, 3 HR, and 8 RBI Beau Cumbie Pitcher (Co-winner), TEXAS HEAT, Cumbie pitched 7 innings with 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 2 BB, 5 K’s Eric Diaz Pitcher (Co-winner), TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, Diaz pitched 7 innings with 1 Hit, 2 runs (0 earned), 2 BB, 4 K’s|
|June 17th||Josh Blackstock Infielder, TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, Blackstock went 6-for-8 (.750 BA), 2B, 2 HR’s, 4 RBI, 2 SB, 1 Walk Will Smeltzer Pitcher (Co-winner), BAY AREA TOROS, Smeltzer pitched a complete game, let up 1 earned run, walked 3, struck out 8, and let up only 2 hits in helping the Toros achieve their first back-to-back victories of the season. Kieran Mattison Pitcher (Co-winner), LEWISVILLE LIZARDS, Mattison gave up 6 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 14 batters in a no-decision against the Toros. 14 K’s is the new single game record for strikeouts in the CBL.|
|June 10th||Jesse Longoria Catcher, LEWISVILLE LIZARDS, Longoria went 11 for 22 (.500 Batting Average), had 3 home runs, and 6 RBI’s. Ryan Leger Pitcher, TEXAS HEAT, Leger pitched the first complete game in CBL history, and let up one run in 10 innings during the weekend series. His complete game saw him give up two hits and one earned run, while completing the game in 92 pitches.|
|June 3rd||Billy Schmitt Catcher, TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, Schmitt went 8-for-13, had 3 HR and 11 RBI, and an On Base Percentage of .737 in leading the Blue Thunder to a 4-1 first place start. Brent Burger Pitcher (Co-winner), TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER, Burger pitched 6 innings, allowed 2 hits, 0 runs and earned his first victory. Beau Cumbie Pitcher (Co-winner), TEXAS HEAT, Cumbie pitched 6 innings, allowed 4 hits, 1 earned run and notched his first victory of the season.|
This is from a June 2008 archive of the old McKinney Blue Thunder website: https://web.archive.org/web/20080613054850/http://www.bluethunderprobaseball.com/news/pressreleases/index.html?article_id=102
06/09/2008 7:20 AM
The Continental Baseball League announced its Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon, giving the award to McKinney Blue Thunder third baseman Gene Filyaw.
Filyaw finished the week batting .395 (15-for-38) with two home runs and 14 runs batted in as McKinney thundered off to an 8-2 start to the season.
The Pitcher of the Week honor was shared by Travis Parker of Corpus Christi and Kevin Cooper of Bay Area. Parker allowed only one earned run in 13 innings of work for an 0.69 ERA, over two games for the BeachDawgs, striking out 9 batters while earning the win in the franchise’s first victory. Cooper fanned 14 batters in 16 and a third innings over three appearances, posting a victory and 1.65 ERA.