We found the 2009 CBL team season and league-wide season stats on Baseball Reference. Here are some takeaways for the 2009 season:
- 174 games played
- League batting average of .267
- 233 home runs that year
- 1734 RBI that year
- League ERA of 4.92
- 2588 strikeouts
- Fielding percentage of .953
- 633 stolen bases
Here is the link to the full season (regular and post-season combined) stats, with sub-stats available on the appropriate links listed:
Here is a November 2007 article about Bob Ibach, the league’s director of operations:
It covers some of his background in pro baseball and the sports media.
Sports Business Journal in March 2007 mentioned the founding of the CBL including the league’s executives. It mentioned Ron and his background growing up in New York. Here is a link to the article:
We found an article mentioning a CBL tryout which was scheduled to be held in Birmingham, Alabama on October 25, 2008. Here is the link mentioning the tryout:
Current professional baseball league tryout opportunities can be found at this resource, run by a former CBL player and team official:
We found an article from 2007 about the announcement of the Lewisville Lizards plus the CBL tryout and a Lizards tryout. That article has been added to the Lewisville Lizards page here:
Corey O’Neil, with the 2010 Big Bend Cowboys, was the league’s last MVP. Here is a link to a trivia question about him:
Final CBL MVP Award Winner
We found an article on the Las Cruces Vaqueros website which shows Ron and Andrew at the press conference announcing the team for the 2010 CBL season. That link has been added here:
Las Cruces Vaqueros
We just added a PDF from the league office announcing the formation of the Las Cruces Vaqueros for the 2010 CBL season. The PDF can be found on the Vaqueros’ team page here:
Las Cruces Vaqueros
Here is a link to an August 2010 post on IndependentBaseball.net which attempted to capture some of the good memories which came out of the CBL. This was posted just days after the 2010 CBL championship, the last games in the history of the league.
Included are quotes from players, announcers, front office staff, interns and others.
A Farewell To The Continental Baseball League
The Las Cruces Vaqueros website, once it joined the Pecos League, wrote a fairly detailed history of the Continental Baseball League’s history from 2007 through 2010. Included are several game images, team photos, and championship photos.
Here is the link: