The Pecos League announces the Topeka Train Robbers
The Topeka Train Robbers will be a 2016 Team in the Pecos League.
The team will be an expansion team in the Pecos League inheriting the name and colors of the Las Vegas Train Robbers.
The Las Vegas Train Robbers played in the Pecos League in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Topeka is the capital city of the State of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County.
It is situated along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, located in northeast Kansas.
The Topeka Train Robbers will play in the Bettis Family Sports Complex Field at Lake Shawnee Complex.
- Team information can be found at http://www.topekarobbers.com
- The teams colors will be Red, Royal and White
- The team will play in the Northern Division of the Pecos League
- Spring Training will be held in Topeka, Kansas beginning May 12th. Topeka will also host the Roswell Invaders in Spring Training.
- Bob Fritz has been named field manager of the Train Robbers, Bob is from Akron, Ohio and is a recommending scout for the Cincinnati Reds.
- The team will hold a local tryout on http://www.topekarobbers.com/topeka.asp?page=77
- Opening Day will be May 19th, 2016 at home against the Roswell Invaders
- The team will play a 70 game season from May 19-July 26.
About Lake Shawnee Park
The Bettis Family Sports Complex was built in 2010.
Lake Shawnee was built as a Work Progress Administration project. Construction began in 1935 and was completed on September 3, 1939, when over 5,000 fishermen celebrated the opening day.
There are pictures and more information about Lake Shawnee here
The team will be owned and operated by the Pecos League
For more information visit Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs LLC. http://www.PecosLeague.com 575-680-2212