All Baseball Teams in Texas [Learn More Here!]

Baseball is a popular sport in Texas as seen by the wide variety of teams located in the Lone Star state.

This article takes a detailed look at all of the professional baseball teams in Texas across multiple pro leagues.

Keep reading to find out more…

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Baseball Teams in Texas

Texas is one of the largest states in the US by size and population.

In this massive state, sports in general are incredibly popular and baseball in particular has a rich legacy in Texas.

Even today, thousands upon thousands of kids, teenagers, and adults play the game in geographies as diverse as Corpus Christi and El Paso, and all points in between.    

If you live in or are visiting Texas, you shouldn't have to travel far to see good baseball. In fact, there are teams scattered all across the state.

The purpose of this article is to identify all of the various baseball teams in Texas across the professional landscape. 

We spotlight all Texan baseball teams playing at the professional level - namely, in the major, minor, or independent leagues.

Scroll on to learn more about these teams.

How Many Professional Baseball Teams in Texas Are There?

There are approximately 14 professional baseball teams located in the state of Texas, as of 2022.

Texas has a variety of major, minor and independent league teams, making the game accessible to many across the state.

The following sections contain key information about pro baseball teams in the state.

Let's start by reviewing the Texas-based major league teams.

Major League Baseball (MLB) Teams in Texas

How many MLB teams in Texas are there?

There are two MLB teams in Texas, one of the few US states to have more than one big league team. 

Fun fact: approximately eight states have two or more MLB teams in their borders.

Both of the MLB's Texas baseball teams are in the American League. 

Who are these two teams?

Let's dig in.

Houston Astros

    • League: American League
    • City: Houston, TX
    • Stadium Name: Minute Maid Park
    • Mascot Name: Orbit 
    • First MLB Season: 1962
    • Best Catcher in Franchise History: Craig Biggio
    • Greatest Overall Player in Franchise History: Jeff Bagwell
    • Interesting Fact: The Astros were originally known as the Colt .45s.


Texas Rangers

    • League: American League
    • City: Arlington, TX
    • Stadium Name: Globe Life Field
    • Mascot Name: Rangers Captain 
    • First MLB Season: 1972
    • Best Catcher in Franchise History: Ivan Rodriguez 
    • Greatest Overall Player in Franchise History: Ivan Rodriguez
    • Interesting Fact: The Rangers are actually the rebranded and relocated Washington Senators, who moved to Texas in the early 70s. 


Minor League Baseball Teams in Texas (as of 2022)

Texas has had minor league baseball for many decades - in fact, it's now been multiple centuries. 

The semi-pro Texas League has its origins in the late 19th century, and it played through most of the 20th and 21st centuries thus far.

It is a historic league with lots of colorful teams, and many Hall of Famers have spent time in the system.

Some of these baseball legends to play in the Texas League include Tris Speaker, Hank Greenberg and Duke Snider.

Beyond the Texas League, other minor league teams also have their home base in the state.

This next section zooms in and identifies each of the minor league baseball clubs in Texas.

Pacific Coast League - Triple A (AAA)

The Pacific Coast League, or PCL for short, is one of the two leagues in triple-A (AAA), the highest level in the minor leagues.

PCL teams are scattered across the western US, and three of those teams are based in Texas.

Those three teams are below.

El Paso Chihuahuas 

  • MLB Affiliation: San Diego Padres 
  • City: El Paso, TX
  • Stadium Name: Southwest University Park
  • Address: 1 Ballpark Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901


Round Rock Express 

  • MLB Affiliation: Texas Rangers 
  • City: Round Rock, TX
  • Stadium Name: Dell Diamond 
  • Address: 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665


Sugar Land Space Cowboys 

  • MLB Affiliation: Houston Astros 
  • City: Sugar Land, TX
  • Stadium Name: Constellation Field
  • Address: 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77498


Texas League - Double-A

The historic Texas League, as mentioned above, is one of three double-A (AA) leagues in minor league baseball.

Many of the teams in this league are located in the state, and those that aren't are nearby. 

This section details the five, current Texas League teams in the state.

corpus cristi hooks stadium
The Corpus Cristi Hooks in action

Amarillo Sod Poodles 

  • MLB Affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks
  • City: Amarillo, TX
  • Stadium Name: HODGETOWN Stadium
  • Address: 715 S Buchanan Street, Amarillo, TX 79101


Corpus Christi Hooks 

  • MLB Affiliation: Houston Astros 
  • City: Corpus Christi, TX
  • Stadium Name: Whataburger Field
  • Address: 734 E Port Avenue, Corpus Christi, TX 78401


Frisco RoughRiders 

  • MLB Affiliation: Texas Rangers
  • City: Frisco, TX
  • Stadium Name: Riders Field
  • Address: 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034


Midland RockHounds 

  • MLB Affiliation: Oakland Athletics 
  • City: Midland, TX
  • Stadium Name: Momentum Bank Ballpark 
  • Address: 5514 Champions Drive, Midland, TX 79706


San Antonio Missions 

  • MLB Affiliation: San Diego Padres 
  • City: San Antonio, TX
  • Stadium Name: Wolff Stadium 
  • Address: 5757 US HWY 90 West, San Antonio, TX 78227


Independent Professional Baseball Teams in Texas (as of 2022)

Baseball that is still considered professional but is outside of the MLB system is known as the independent leagues.

Independent league baseball can be found throughout the US, and there are a handful of independent Texas baseball teams. 

This section of our article highlights those independent teams based in the state, categorized by league.

American Association of Professional Baseball

The independent American Association of Professional Baseball (AAPB) is a large, unaffiliated professional league with teams located across the Midwest.

The furthest south the league goes is Texas, as the state has one AAPB team. That team is detailed below.

Cleburne Railroaders

City: Cleburne, TX

Stadium Name: The Depot at Cleburne Station

Address: 1906 Brazzle Boulevard, Cleburne, TX, 76033


Pecos League

Another large independent baseball league is known as the Pecos League. 

Teams in this league play in states across the West and Southwestern US, and Texas has three Pecos League teams.

They’re shown below.

An Alpine Cowboys game (source: Texas Monthly)

Alpine Cowboys

  • City: Alpine, TX 
  • Stadium Name: Kokernot Field
  • Address: 400 Loop Road, Alpine, Tx  79830


Austin Weirdos

  • City: Austin, TX
  • Stadium Name: Parque Zaragosa
  • Address: 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX  78702


Weimar Hormigas

  • City: Weimar, TX
  • Stadium Name: Veterans Park
  • Address: 506 Park Drive, Weimar, TX  78962


Baseball Teams in the Dallas - Fort Worth Area

The DFW area of Texas is home to a few professional baseball teams. This means you’ve got options if you’re in the area and are itching to catch a live game!

There are approximately three professional baseball teams in Dallas-Fort Worth, and those teams are as follows:

  • Texas Rangers (MLB)
  • Frisco RoughRiders (MiLB)
  • Cleburne Railroaders (Independent)


Baseball Teams in the Houston Area

The largest city in Texas by population, Houston has professional baseball options throughout the metro area.

In the Houston area, there are approximately two professional baseball teams. In short, those Houston-based teams are:

  • Houston Astros (MLB)
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys (MiLB)


List of All Baseball Teams in Texas

Team NameCityProfessional Level
Houston AstrosHoustonMLB
Texas RangersArlingtonMLB
El Paso Chihuahuas El PasoMiLB
Round Rock ExpressRound RockMiLB
Sugar Land Space CowboysSugar LandMiLB
Amarillo Sod Poodles Amarillo MiLB
Corpus Christi Hooks Corpus ChristiMiLB
Frisco RoughRiders FriscoMiLB
Midland RockHounds MidlandMiLB
San Antonio MissionsSan AntonioMiLB
Cleburne RailroadersCleburneIndependent
Alpine CowboysAlpineIndependent
Austin WeirdosAustinIndependent
Weimar HormigasWeimarIndependent

That's a Wrap!

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Scott Perry is the owner and lead author at Catchers Home. He's a former baseball player, a current coach, a husband and a Dad. He remains as passionate about baseball today as he was as a kid.