We found a 2008 league press release which promoted the upcoming All-Star Game which took place at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch’s Gabe Nesbitt Field (McKinney Texas). That PDF has been added to the 2008 CBL All-Star Game page here:
We found a PDF of the 2008 CBL league schedule. Here is the link:
The first regular season game (not including Exhibition Games) in the CBL’s history took place on May 27, 2007 in League City Texas. The Bay Area Toros hosted the Texas Heat, with the Heat winning by a final score of 6-5.
Who were the starting pitchers for that game?
Tyler French for the Texas Heat and Steve Hecker for the Bay Area Toros.
Here is a CBL trivia question:
On July 31, 2010 the CBL played its last game when the Big Bend Cowboys won the final game of a best-of-three series against the Las Cruces Vaqueros.
Who was the final pitcher and the final batter on the last pitch in the CBL?
Sean Kramer batted for the Vaqueros and Reed Alfieri was the pitcher for the Big Bend Cowboys.
Thank you to Andrew Dunn of the Pecos League for providing links of interest (game recap and a page with photos) from a 2007 exhibition game between the Toros and the semi-pro Houston Apollos. The links to those have been added to the Exhibition Games page here:
We found a link to a blog post mentioning a June 2009 youth clinic which was hosted by the Alexandria Aces. The link is now on the Aces page here:
Found a photo album from a fan taken during a home game which ended up being the Bay Area Toros’ first victory (June 2007). The link to that photo album is now added to the Toros page here:
We found a PDF recapping the line scores and other game information from the 2009 series in Sweetwater, Texas between the Coastal Kingfish and the Southern Louisiana Pipeliners. That PDF has been added to the page on Exhibition games here:
Found some mentions of a September 2009 CBL tryout at Cabrillo College. Here is the PDF flyer:
Here is a mention from Santacruzlive.com:
If you know of prospective players looking to be informed of independent pro baseball tryouts in 2018 and beyond then have them sign up here: http://www.independentbaseballtryouts.net/
We found some photos from May 2008 before the season started from the “media day” for the McKinney Blue Thunder. The photos were taken in the stands at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.
The photos are now on the Blue Thunder page here: