2016 is the Year for the Pecos League to goto Lubbock
2016 is the the Year for Lubbock to have Professional Baseball.
The Pecos League is the ideal league for Lubbock for numerous reasons.
In 2016 the Pecos League will be entering its 6th season.
The League is very stable and completes all of its seasons.
All vendors, staff, managers, players hotels and cities have always been paid in the Pecos League.
The League is clearly defined as a rookie level independent league.
Geography is in Lubbocks favor with teams in Roswell, Santa Fe, Trinidad, Alpine, Garden City and Woodward
There is little Summer Sports Entertainment in Lubbock. Professional Baseball and College Summer Baseball does very well in College Towns.
What is needed to have professional baseball in Lubbock?
To bring back the Lubbock Hubbers the Pecos League needs a facility that would be suitable for fans to want to go and watch a baseball game. There are no options in Lubbock other than rebuilding a city park. MacKenzie Park is located at the Lubbock Golf Course and is current home to Texas Tech Club Baseball. It is the only option for the Hubbers. Beer Sales would have to be approved through City Council. Seating would have to brought in. The playing surface would need complete revamping. It is a possibility than can happen.
The Pecos League would bring back the Hubbers the way that Alpine Cowboys were brought back.
The Lubbock Hubbers were a minor league baseball team based in Lubbock, Texas, USA that existed on-and-off from 1922 to 1956. They played in the West Texas League (1922, 1928), Panhandle-Pecos Valley League (1923), West Texas-New Mexico League (1938–1942, 1946–1955) and Big State League (1956). They were affiliated with the Chicago White Sox (1938–1941), Detroit Tigers (1946–1947), Denver Bears (1954) and Baltimore Orioles (1956).
Over the course of their existence, they won multiple league championships. Their first came in 1923 under manager Sled Allen. In 1938 and 1939, they won back-to-back championships under Hack Miller and Salty Parker, respectively. They won their final league championship in 1947 under manager Jackie Sullivan.