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Amarillo Dillas Are Champions On and Off the Field

By Devon Teeple On October - 17 - 2009

For the eighth time and the fourth consecutive year, the Amarillo Globe News votes the Amarillo Dillas the “Best Local Sports Team”.

You can say their dynasty began in 1994 and reached its pinnacle in 1999 by capturing the Texas League championship, but all good things come to an end. 

Financial problems, a lackluster attendance record, and a neglected stadium all led to a team dismissed from the Central Baseball League, formerly known as the Texas-Louisiana League, in 2004.

One of the first “Indy” leagues to be formed when independent baseball ascended to its revival in the mid-90’s, the Texas-Louisiana League did reach a prospective audience, reaching 600,000 fans its first year.  Unfortunately, even successful “Indy” leagues are met with disappointment.

The Central Baseball League disbanded in the 2005 season, with half of the clubs along with four Northern League teams joining forces to create the American Association.  The other half became charter members of the newly for...

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