The 12th team in our #SummerOfBaseball series comes from the Texas League – the Class-AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Frisco Roughriders.
The Roughriders are names after the 1st U.S. Volunteer Calvary Regiment during the Spanish-American War which was led by future U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and sport the “Swinging Teddy” logo. They have been an affiliate of the Texas Rangers since the team came to Frisco in 2003.
The Roughriders play their home games in Dr. Pepper Ballpark, which holds 10,600 fans and the franchise was named by Forbes as being the 4th most valuable franchise in Minor League Baseball in 2012. The team has won four South Division titles in the Texas League and were the League champions back in 2004.
Some of the notable players who have passed through Frisco on their way to the show include Elvis Andrus, Joaquin Arias, John Danks, Chris Davis, Scott Feldman, Neftali Feliz, Adrian Gonzalez, Derek Holland, Tommy Hunter, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Laynce Nix, Alexi Ogando, Scott Posednik, Jurickson Profar, Justin Smoak, Mark Teixeira, Edinson Volquez, and C.J. Wilson.
If you haven’t seen the Full House jerseys the Roughriders wore last month during a game, check out the link here – http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/frisco/headlines/20150612-roughriders-to-welcome-uncle-joey-with-full-house-night-tonight.ece
So if you’re in Frisco, catch a Roughriders game. Check out their team website at http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t540
Give them a follow on twitter at @RidersBaseball
Thank you Frisco Roughriders for sending in a Swinging Teddy logo ball for the #SummerOfBaseball!