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Franchise History

Franchise History since 1902



CORSICANA (1902-05)-- Folded during the 1905 season


DALLAS (1902-42, 1946-58)-- Withdrew after the 1958 season


FT. WORTH (1902-42, 1946-58)-- Withdrew after the 1958 season


PARIS (1902-03)-- Moved to Waco during the 1903 season and folded after the 1903 season


SHERMAN-DENISON (1902)-- Moved to Texarkana during the 1902, then folded during that season


WACO (1902)-- Folded during the 1902 season


PARIS (1904)-- Folded during the 1904 season. Ardmore replaced Paris for the remainder of the season and assumed Paris' record. Ardmore folded after the 1904 season.


AUSTIN (1905)-- Folded during the 1905 season


TEMPLE (1905-06)-- Folded during the 1906 season


WACO (1905-19)-- Moved to Wichita Falls (1920-32). Moved to Longview 1932. (Merged with existing San Antonio franchise.)


CLEBURNE (1906)-- Folded after the 1906 season


GREENVILLE (1906)-- Folded during the 1906 season


AUSTIN (1907-08)-- Moved to Oklahoma City (1909-11). Moved to Beaumont (1912-17). Withdrew during the 1917 season.


GALVESTON (1907-17)-- Folded during 1917 season


HOUSTON (1907-42, 1946-58)-- Withdrew after the 1958 season


SAN ANTONIO (1907-42, 1946-64)-- Moved to Amarillo (1965-74). Moved to Lafayette (1975-76). Moved to Tulsa (1977-present).


TEMPLE (1907)-- Moved to Shreveport (1908-10). Moved to Austin (1911-14). Moved to Shreveport (1915-32). Moved to Tyler during the 1932 season. Folded after the 1932 season.


BEAUMONT (1919-42, 1946-55)-- Moved to Austin (1956-67). Moved to Shreveport (1968-70). Withdrew after the 1970 season.


GALVESTON (1919-24)-- Moved to Waco (1925-30). Moved to Galveston (1931-37). Moved to Shreveport (1938-42, 1946-57). Moved to Victoria (1958-61). Moved to Ardmore during the 1961 season. Moved to Albuquerque (1962-71). Moved to El Paso (1972-2004). Moved to Springfield (2005-present).


OKLAHOMA CITY (1933-42, 1946-57)-- Moved to Corpus Christi (1958-59). Moved to Rio Grande Valley (1960-61). Moved to Victoria during the 1961 season. Moved to El Paso (1962-70). Moved to Shreveport (1971-2002). Moved to Frisco (2003-present).


TULSA (1933-42, 1946-65)-- Moved to Arkansas (1966-present)


AMARILLO (1959-63)-- Moved to Ft. Worth (1964). Moved to Dallas-Ft. Worth (1965-71). Withdrew after the 1971 season.


MEMPHIS (1968-73)-- Moved to Victoria (1974). Moved to Jackson (1975-99). Moved to Round Rock (2000-04). Moved to Corpus Christi (2005-present ).


SAN ANTONIO (1968-71)-- Moved to Midland (1972-present)


ALEXANDRIA (1972-75)-- Moved to Amarillo (1976-82). Moved to Beaumont (1983-86). Moved to Wichita (1987-2007). Moved to Northwest Arkansas (2008-present)


SAN ANTONIO (1972-present)