Our 31st Season regular season is in the books. The Sun Lakes Apaches head into the playoffs with the league’s best record. The Apaches are owned by Pat Mitchell, who was one of the original 12 members. He returned to the SWBA at the beginning of the 2017 season.
We kicked off 2018 by holding our draft at the Goodyear Ballpark for the 5th 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.