Texarkana Gunslingers

Texarkana Gunslingers

This page will serve as a repository of information about the Texarkana Gunslingers, which played during the 2008 and 2009 Continental Baseball League seasons.



Official Tweets From 2009

The following link will take you to the Texarkana Gunslingers official Twitter channel which started in the 2009 season:  https://twitter.com/TXKGunslingers



First is an article honoring the late Scott Feller, player with the Gunslingers in 2008 and 2009:  https://www.miracleleague.com/the-scott-feller-memorial/

Article about the team coming to Texarkana.  The article mentions owner Frank Snyder, GM David Farren, Mayor Bramlett, City Manager Larry Sullivan, and pitcher Brian Barr:  http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texarkana/story/2007/nov/22/pro-baseball-comes-texarkana/42634/


Article on the current coaching status of Chris McKnight, the team’s manager for the second half of the 2008 season and all of the 2009 season:  https://tuckahoesports.org/staff/chris-mcknight/


Article from Baylor University’s website about the wife of Frank Snyder who was involved in the business operations of the Gunslingers:  https://www.baylor.edu/lariatarchives/news.php?action=story&story=54150

Article about George Dobson Field from Ballparkreviews.com: http://ballparkreviews.com/template2.php?in_name=George%20Dobson%20Field&in_city=Texarkana&in_state=Texas

Found a June 2009 article recapping a game between the South Louisiana Pipeliners and the Gunslingers:  http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/sports/prep/story/2009/jun/27/gunslingers-edge-south-louisiana/151144/

Mention of a pre-season exhibition game between the Blue Thunder and Texarkana Gunslingers in Greenville Texas: http://www.heraldbanner.com/sports/article_0f7ee100-3058-5421-9c8e-aa2f48ae89c7.html

List of the 2008 Texarkana Gunslingers baseball card set roster:  https://www.beckett.com/baseball/2008/texarkana-gunslingers-multi-ad


We found some news headlines from the archives of the old Gunslingers’ website from late 2008 through early 2009:  http://web.archive.org/web/20090222201819/http://texarkanaprobaseball.com/news/index.html


Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 2008 article about Billy Weitzman winning the Northern League’s Rookie Pitcher of the Year award that season.  He played for the Gunslingers earlier in the 2008 season, as it is mentioned in this article:  http://www.fmredhawks.com/news/index.html?article_id=6


Articles including game recaps and player information from the 2008 season:  http://texsportpub.blogspot.com/search/label/Texarkana%20Gunslingers


May 2009 article about the upcoming start to the second season for the Texarkana Gunslingers:  http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/sports/prep/story/2009/may/13/gunslingers-start-second-seasthursday-spring/156988/

June 2009 article about a game where the Gunslingers defeated the Alexandria Aces 9-2.  Article mentions several players:  http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/sports/prep/story/2009/jun/19/gunslingers-dominate-alexandriaces-9-2/152306/


July 27, 2008 article from Enid Oklahoma about Anthony Edwards’ performance to that date:  https://www.enidnews.com/sports/local_sports/edwards-tearing-it-up-in-pro-ball/article_c0468faf-4017-56c5-b8c3-4efbebc94302.html

May 2021 LA Times article about the knuckleball, with quote from former Texarkana Gunslingers pitcher Chris Nowlin:  https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2021-05-28/knuckleball-major-league-baseball-dodgers-giants-friedman-zaidi

2023 – Update on Gunslingers (and Lewisville Lizards) shortstop Ray Hastings as the Vice President of Genesis Softball:  https://genesissoftball.com/the-staff 



Found a link to a 2009 team photo on Chris McKnight’s Baseballvisionprogram.com website  (Here is the link)


Found another image on Flickr, likely from 2009 between the Gunslingers and Big Bend Cowboys:


Here are two images (front and back) of a Texarkana Gunslingers jersey which was available on eBay at the time of this update:







Texarkana Gunslingers Baseball Cards

These were from the 2008 season. More details can be found here: https://www.beckett.com/baseball/2008/texarkana-gunslingers-multi-ad

For other CBL official memorabilia you may click this link: Continental Baseball League memorabilia