This page is dedicated to the Las Cruces Vaqueros independent professional baseball team. It began play in 2010, the last season of the Continental Baseball League. The team went on to play several more seasons in the Pecos League.
This page is dedicated to the McKinney Blue Thunder independent professional baseball team. It lasted one year, during the 2008 CBL season.
- This announcement came from the CBL league office after the 2009 season announcing the formation of the Vaqueros for 2010. Las Cruces Vaqueros Team Name Announcement (in PDF format)
- From the Vaqueros website, there is a section about the 2010 (CBL) season. A photo of Ron Baron and Andrew Dunn from the press conference is on this page: http://www.lascrucesvaqueros.com/vaqueros.asp?page=2
- Fan blog recapping a home game experience when the Vaqueros hosted the Big Bend Cowboys: http://www.desertexposure.com/201007/prt_201007_vaqueros.php
- Article about former University of Iowa football player who pitched for the Vaqueros in 2010: http://www.thegazette.com/2010/08/14/tyler-blum-hits-the-mound-in-texas
Recap of regular season before 2010 CBL championship local TV news report:
Here is a video clip about an exhibition game between the Vaqueros against the El Paso Diablos who were in the American Association at the time:
This video is from March 2010 when the Vaqueros had their first open tryout: