(Pecos, TX) September 13, 2023 – The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs is proud to announce its newest team in Pecos, Texas.
The team will be named the Pecos Bills. Nestled in between Alpine and Roswell, Pecos Texas is the perfect city to join the Pecos League by name and location. The Bills will begin to play at Cyclone Ballparks in the Championship Field beginning in May of 2024.
Pecos Bill is being brought to life in the Pecos League. Pecos Bill was a fictional cowboy and folk hero in stories set during American westward expansion into the Southwest of Texas, New Mexico, Southern California, and Arizona. These narratives were invented as short stories in a book by Tex O’Reilly in the early 20th century and are an example of American folklore. Pecos Bill was a late addition to the “big man” idea of characters, such as Paul Bunyan or John Henry.
The Pecos League (pronounced Peh-COS) is no stranger to Pecos, Texas . On 7/7/2022 the Alpine Cowboys defeated the Roswell Invaders 9-8 at Cyclone Ballpark in a neutral site game between the two teams. In 2013 the Pecos League attempted to have a team in Pecos, Texas named the Bills that would have played at Martinez Park. This never materialized as improvements to the lights were needed to Martinez Park that didn’t happen.
Cyclone Ballparks, located in Pecos, TX, is the newest destination for elite baseball and softball events from across the Southwestern United States. At Cyclone Ballparks, you will find premium turf fields, excellent hospitality, and a hospitable experience at any event.
About an hour west of Midland, Cyclone Ballparks is situated on County Road 118 and hosts youth and amateur tournaments, competitions, and events from all over West Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The venue features concessions, batting cages, a press box, and shade structures for a premium baseball experience.
The Teams website can be viewed at http://www.PecosBills.com
The Bills will don uniforms with colors of Texas Blue and Rusk.
The Team will play in the Mountain Division in the 2024 season.
Other teams in the Pecos League include:
Pecos League Commissioner and Owner Andrew Dunn “Never before has a baseball team made more sense. The Pecos League in Pecos Texas is obvious. They have a brand-new state of the art facility, they are exactly halfway in between our best two cities and our schedule works with their facility.”
The Bills will finalize their staff and roster in the upcoming off season. Spring Training will begin in Pecos, Texas on May 23, 2024. The Regular season will begin on May 30, 2024.
If there are any questions or anyone would like to help The Pecos Bills team, please contact Cathy Garcia at 432-755-6238.