Territorians To Boomers
We have been reading about professional baseball in Ardmore (1904-1926), entitled Territorians To Boomers, written by Peter G. Pierce, that we received in the mail this last week. Being born and raised in Northwest Oklahoma, I did not realize that Oklahoma's Indian Territory had a Pro-Baseball league between 1904 through 1926 in Southern Indian Territory, near Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Did you know that Ardmore was home to the professional baseball teams: Territorians, Blues, Giants, Indians, Ardmoreites, Peps, Producers, Snappers and Boomers? Ardmore clubs were in leagues such as Texas League, Texas-Oklahoma, Western Association and for a brief time in the Oklahoma State League.
Oklahoma State League.
In 1922, Carter county had two professional teams known as Ardmore Producers of the Texas-Oklahoma League and the Wilson Drillers in the Oklahoma State League. It was around 1924 that a "Boomers" set in the Oklahoma State League were ousted by a new set of "Boomers" from the Western Association.
In The Daily Ardmoreite, dated June 3, 2011, article titled, "Ardmore's Diamond History," written by Erik Horne, Sports Editor, he writes about baseball historian and University of Oklahoma professor's, Peter G. Pierce, and his book (Territorians To Boomers). Pierce teaches a junior-level course entitled "History of Baseball."
We found this information on this Oklahoma History, which gives us another insight, brief history of Professtonal Baseball in Ardmore, Oklahoma After World War II and the Ardmore Rosebuds, written by Peter G. Pierce, III, Norman, Oklahoma, March, 2005.
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