Our 29th season is over. The Baltimore Chop have defeated the Hannibal Cannibals and in the 2016 SWBA World Series.The defending champion Whitewater Minerhawks came from behind to take the Aaron Division from the Assateague Stallions in the last two series of the year. The Arizona Arrows held off the SouthWest Roughnecks and Stallions to claim the NL Wild Card. The Harlingen Aztecs won the AL Wild Card to make it to the playoffs for the 4th consecutive year.
The Whitewater Minerhawks appeared in their first World Series in their 22-year history and WON the 2015 trophy!!!! The California Coolers were in their 4th World Series in a row, but only managed to win in 2013.
We kicked off 2016 by holding our draft at the Goodyear Ballpark for the 3rd year in a row. Once again, we were treated like royalty and had an incredible time. Hands down the best draft venue ever. Our 2014 draft was featured on the cover of the local West Valley View newspaper: CLICK HERE to view.
The SouthWest Baseball Association is an internet baseball simulation league which was established in March 1988 using a combination of the Pursue the Pennant board game and computer game which eventually evolved into the Diamond Mind Baseball simulation that we currently use. Managers Robert White of the California Coolers and Chris Dugan of the Pennsylvania Sluggers have been around since day one, along with original commissioner and manager of the Arizona Arrows, Joe Hornback. Dennis Michurski and his Minnesota Mudhens have been in the league since the first expansion in 1990. Steve Hamilton took over the Jersey Shore Tides in 1991 and has been in the league as the Hannibal Cannibals since. Alex Kilanowski has run the SouthWest Roughnecks franchise since its inception in 1992 and Dave Kruper has done likewise, when his Dobson Ranch Bashers began play in the 1994 season. Dave became the 2nd ever commissioner at the end of the 2010 season. Hover your mouse over the Archives menu item above for a feel of the rich history of our league.