Edinburg Roadrunners

The Edinburg Roadrunners were a professional baseball team based in Edinburg, Texas, in the United States. The Roadrunners were a member of the United League Baseball, an independent professional league which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. They played in United League Baseball from 2006 to 2010 and the North American League from 2011 to 2012. They played their home games at Edinburg Stadium. The city refused to extend a lease for the 2014 season and with nowhere to play the team shut down.

Edinburg Roadrunners
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Information
LeagueUnited League Baseball (2013)
LocationEdinburg, Texas
BallparkEdinburg Stadium
Year founded2001
Year disbanded2013
League championships2 (2012, 2013)
Former name(s)
  • Edinburg Roadrunners (2009–13)
  • Edinburg Coyotes (2006–08)
  • Edinburg Roadrunners (2001–05)
Former league(s)
ColorsBlue, red, gold, black, white
OwnershipReunion Sports Group
MediaMcAllen Monitor
Websitewww.roadrunnerball.com

HistoryEdit

Formerly named the Edinburg Coyotes, this franchise of United League Baseball replaced the Central Baseball League's Edinburg Roadrunners as the area's professional baseball club. The Coyotes began their existence by winning a historic 17 games without a loss, a minor league record, completing over 5 series before finally losing to the San Angelo Colts. The Coyotes went on to win the inaugural United League regular season title before losing to the Alexandria Aces in the league championship. After spending its first three seasons as the Coyotes, United League Baseball at a press conference on April 30, 2009 announced the franchise would become the Edinburg Roadrunners, named after the prior popular ball club, including its team logo and mascot.

Team recordEdit

Seasons as Edinburg Roadrunners shown in red
Seasons as Edinburg Coyotes shown in tan

Season W L Win % Result
2009 46 34 .575 Wild Card
2008 41 44 .482 Wild Card
2007 38 56 .404
Winter 2007 5 15 .250
2006 57 33 .633 Regular Season Champions

All-StarsEdit

PlayersEdit

2006

2007

2008

Major League playersEdit

Original RoadrunnersEdit

The original Edinburg Roadrunners were a franchise of the now defunct Texas–Louisiana League, later the Central Baseball League, and played from 2001-05. Like the current Roadrunners, the original team was an independent baseball team not affiliated with either Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. They also played their home games at Edinburg Stadium.

Team recordEdit

Season W L Win % Result
2001 64 32 .667 Texas–Louisiana League Champions
2002 54 42 .563 1st half West Division Champions
2003 58 38 .604 1st & 2nd half West Division Champions
2004 68 27 .716 Central Baseball League Champions
2005 49 45 .521 Wild Card

ManagersEdit

  • Chad Tredaway (2001–04)
  • Vince Moore (2004–05)
  • Steve Maddock (2011)

All-StarsEdit

2001

  • Scott Fowler, RHP (Rookie of the Year)
  • Sergio Guerrero, 2B
  • Ryan Harris, RHP
  • Chad Tredaway, Manager (Manager of the Year)

2002

  • Pedro Cervantes, RP
  • Scott Green, RHP
  • Steve Shirley, 3B (Rookie of the Year)
  • Chad Tredaway, Manager (Manager of the Year)

2003

  • Ryan Harris, RHP

2004

  • Anthony Angel, 2B
  • Pedro Flores, LHP
  • Ryan Harris, RHP
  • Ryan Lehr, IF
  • Eric Montoya, RHP
  • Ryan Webb, OF

2005

  • Matt Spencer, OF
  • Steve Wilkerson, P

Major League playersEdit

Connections with current Edinburg RoadrunnersEdit

Connections between the original and current Edinburg Roadrunners include the same name, logo, colors, mascot Rowdy the Roadrunner, manager Vince Moore, CBL/ULB All-Star Eric Gonzalez, Pitcher Pedro Flores, and playing at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings have been a rival of both teams.

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