November 4, 2010
United League Baseball to hold
United League Baseball will hold a month-long
winter league from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.
The Texas Winter League will be hosted by the Rio
Grande WhiteWings at Harlingen Field, located in southern Texas.
The league will include 100 players, with each
team playing 24 seven-inning games over a 30-day period. It is
set up as a developmental league for graduated college seniors.
A minimum of 24 players will be drafted into the six-team
independent United League Baseball for the 2011 season.
Coaches and managers from United League Baseball
will coach the participants, including former AL MVP Jose
Canseco, who played and coached for the Laredo Broncos this past
The cost for each player is $3,000, which covers
housing, meals and daily transportation to and from the
The WhiteWings also hosted the Texas Winter
League in 2007.
United League Baseball has its six teams located
in Amarillo, Edinburg, Harlingen, Laredo, Robstown and San
Angelo. The league, which just completed its fifth season has
sent two players to the major leagues: Edwar Ramirez with the
New York Yankees and Robinson Cancel with the New York Mets.
For additional information, contact Cory Dirksen,
the General Manager of the WhiteWings and player registration
coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.