QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WHEN DID THE BASEBALL LEAGUE START?
The Arizona–Mexico League was a low-level circuit in American minor league baseball that existed as an affiliated Class C league from 1955–58 and as an independent league in 2003.
The Arizona–Mexico League was the successor league of the Arizona–Texas League which existed from 1928–32, 1937–41, 1947–50 and 1952-54. From 1928 to 1930, it was known as the Arizona State League.
WHERE ARE THE TEAMS?
The league is currently meeting with many communities to see if games can be played at their local ballpark and what upgrades need to be done to host professional baseball.
WHAT ARE THE PLAYER QUALIFICATIONS?
Players with existing professional experience are welcome to the new league as well as graduated college seniors that want to continue their baseball career.
WILL THE PLAYERS BE PAID?
Yes, we are a professional league and all players will be paid.
WILL THE LEAGUE HOLD FORMAL TRYOUTS?
Early 2017, close to our playing season, which begins mid-May, the league plans to hold separate tryouts in Arizona, Florida, New York and close to our home base, in Phoenix and Tucson.
WILL PLAYERS BE ARRIVING FROM OTHER INDEPENDENT LEAGUES?
We anticipate that some players will be arriving our training camps after they did not make the final cuts in the American Association, Can-Am League, Pacific Association and Pecos League. We also anticipate some trades will occur as well as some players arriving our training camps from affiliated training camps from Arizona & Florida.
DO TEAM STAFFS HIRE INTERNS?
The league is built on the principle that all people involved, not just the players, can use the experience learned in our league, get college credit, and move on to the next level in their career as well. Assistant team directors, sales development, public relations, media directors and game-day help will all be filled by interns as well as local people that wish to be part of this
exciting new venture!
Welcome to the new ARIZONA-MEXICO LEAGUE website!
The league is known as the Arizona-Mexico League of Professional Baseball and is a non-profit corporation.
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To revive organized baseball in smaller communities, many that once enjoyed the
To develop and maintain a platform for baseball players to develop their skills and
succeed to the next level.
To provide an enjoyable and wholesome family oriented entertainment atmosphere.
To provide a cost effective advertisement stream for the local business community.
To contribute to local youth sports and other organizations.
The creation of a new organized baseball teams and league in small to medium sized
communities. Some of these communities have been abandoned of affiliated
professional baseball during the last several decades due to professional teams
demanding new stadiums and money infusion by the local governments. Some
communities have not advanced to the next level, which for them, is hosting a high-level
As the game of baseball changes, the communities that once supported them stay the same.
Bringing baseball back to the communities of the past needs no reintroduction. Therefore,
these communities are willing and ready to be once again proud of a hometown baseball team
and appreciates what a "home team" will do for not only their community, but also the game
they once embraced in the past.
The Arizona-Mexico League, is dedicated to bringing baseball back to the Southwest and
surrounding areas. Players will be given the opportunity to advance to the next level, the local fans including children and the business community will all greatly benefit from the existence of the local teams governed by the AZML.
The creation, formation and revival of the Arizona-Mexico League, a professional baseball
league with clubs in cities that do not have professional baseball, to play a new and highly
exciting form of baseball that the sports fan will enjoy!
The Arizona–Mexico League began as a low-level circuit in American minor league baseball that existed as an affiliated Class C league from 1955–58. The Arizona–Mexico League was the successor league of the Arizona–Texas League which existed from 1928–32, 1937–41, 1947–50 and 1952-54.[From 1928 to 1930, it was known as the Arizona State League.
This independent league is open to rookies and veteran players.
Player and team expenditures are subject to a cap. The league office will oversee compliance.
Team expenditure caps and strong league administration will assure a continuity of league
member clubs and sustain orderly growth.
For the inaugural season, to establish stability and continuity, all clubs will be league
Clubs will play 48-60 games depending on the number of clubs in the league. Season play will
commence in late-May and continue through mid-August.
Copyright © 2002 - 2018 Arizona-Mexico League of Professional Baseball. All Rights Reserved.
Written by David Skinner
February 14, 2017
Since 1958 when Major League Baseball came to Los Angeles and AAA to Phoenix, fans in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico have taken for granted that professional baseball at the highest levels is available to view in person nearby, watch or listen to at home, and follow in the press. This has not always been the case. From 19th century boom towns and mining camps to the burgeoning cities of southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, Baja California Norte, northern Sonora, and northwest Chihuahua in the 20th century, informal leagues involving teams on both sides of the United States-Mexico border........read more here
Welcome to the Arizona-Mexico League!
March 1, 2018 - Announced the formation of a minor league that will begin play in 2019.
August 6, 2016 - Named Rene Morales Leon - Vice President.
August 1, 2016 - Named Geovanna Morales - League Development.
July 12, 2016 - Named Jason Mutum - Player Procurement/Southwest.
April 1, 2016 - Named Bob Lipp - President.
April 1, 2016 - Filed Incorporation to become legal entity.
LEAGUE MOVES FORWARD WITH CAUTION
Written by John Raffel
February 11, 2017
Bob Lipp's involvement in baseball includes a long list of accomplishments. But trying to bring back the Arizona-Mexico League is a top priority. He was once president of the league.
Currently owner-operator at Toughnut Ranch, Hopper and Auto Transport, he is a former Game Day Supervisor for the Tucson Saguaros games at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark.
Also in baseball, he is the former assistant general manager at Bisbee Blue, a former President of the Centennial Baseball League; former president of Bisbee Kings Baseball Club, plus a former president of the Dodge City Desperados Baseball Club; former game day staff member at the Wichita Wranglers; former assistant to the President at American Association of Professional Baseball Clubs....read more here.