League History

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Since it’s creation in 2001, the Western Major Baseball League has developed into one of the premier summer college baseball leagues in North America. The 11-team league is spread across Saskatchewan and Alberta, from smaller centers like Melville, Weyburn and Yorkton to major cities such as Edmonton and Regina, and recently with Fort MacMurray just recently being awarded a Franchise on Monday November 2nd, 2015.

 

The league is split into two divisions based on provinces:

 

•        Alberta Division

o       Okotoks Dawgs (pop. 24,511)

o       Medicine Hat Mavericks (pop. 60,005)

o       Lethbridge Bulls (pop. 89,074)

o       Edmonton Prospects (pop. 812,200)

o       Fort MacMurray (61,374)

o       Brooks (15,000) 

 

 

•        Saskatchewan Division

o       Melville Millionaires (pop. 4,517)

o       Weyburn Beavers (pop. 10,884)

o       Swift Current Indians (pop. 15,503)

o       Yorkton Cardinals (pop. 15,669)

o       Moose Jaw Miller Express (pop. 33,274)

o       Regina Red Sox (pop. 193,100)

 

 

Each team plays a 48 game schedule starting in late May and running through early August. Playoffs run the month of August before the players return to school. The Western Major Baseball League offers the student athletes a chance at valuable playing time during the summer months, with potential exposure to Major League Baseball scouts. Over 20 players who at one time played in the WMBL have been drafted into the MLB. For example, Jim Henderson, a relief pitcher from Calgary who has spent the last three years with the Milwaukee Brewers is a former WMBL player.

Since it’s creation in 2001, the Western Major Baseball League has developed into one of the premier summer college baseball leagues in North America. The 11-team league is spread across Saskatchewan and Alberta, from smaller centers like Melville, Weyburn and Yorkton to major cities such as Edmonton and Regina, and recently with Fort MacMurray just recently being awarded a Franchise on Monday November 2nd, 2015.

 

The league is split into two divisions based on provinces:

 

•        Alberta Division

o       Okotoks Dawgs (pop. 24,511)

o       Medicine Hat Mavericks (pop. 60,005)

o       Lethbridge Bulls (pop. 89,074)

o       Edmonton Prospects (pop. 812,200)

o       Fort MacMurray (61,374)

o       Brooks (15,000) 

 

 

•        Saskatchewan Division

o       Melville Millionaires (pop. 4,517)

o       Weyburn Beavers (pop. 10,884)

o       Swift Current Indians (pop. 15,503)

o       Yorkton Cardinals (pop. 15,669)

o       Moose Jaw Miller Express (pop. 33,274)

o       Regina Red Sox (pop. 193,100)

 

 

Each team plays a 48 game schedule starting in late May and running through early August. Playoffs run the month of August before the players return to school. The Western Major Baseball League offers the student athletes a chance at valuable playing time during the summer months, with potential exposure to Major League Baseball scouts. Over 20 players who at one time played in the WMBL have been drafted into the MLB. For example, Jim Henderson, a relief pitcher from Calgary who has spent the last three years with the Milwaukee Brewers is a former WMBL player.