Edinburg Roadrunners

Edinburg Roadrunners
Team logo Cap insignia
League United League Baseball (2013)
Location Edinburg, Texas
Ballpark Edinburg Stadium
Year founded 2001
Year disbanded 2013
League championships 2 (2012, 2013)
Former name(s)
  • Edinburg Roadrunners (2009–13)
  • Edinburg Coyotes (2006–08)
  • Edinburg Roadrunners (2001–05)
Former league(s)
Colors Blue, red, gold, black, white
Ownership Reunion Sports Group
Media McAllen Monitor
Website www.roadrunnerball.com

The Edinburg Roadrunners were a professional baseball team based in Edinburg, Texas, in the United States. The Roadrunners were a member of the United League Baseball, an independent professional league which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. They played in United League Baseball from 2006 to 2010 and the North American League from 2011 to 2012. They played their home games at Edinburg Stadium. The city refused to extend a lease for the 2014 season and with nowhere to play the team shut down.


Formerly named the Edinburg Coyotes, this franchise of United League Baseball replaced the Central Baseball League's Edinburg Roadrunners as the area's professional baseball club. The Coyotes began their existence by winning a historic 17 games without a loss, a minor league record, completing over 5 series before finally losing to the San Angelo Colts. The Coyotes went on to win the inaugural United League regular season title before losing to the Alexandria Aces in the league championship. After spending its first three seasons as the Coyotes, United League Baseball at a press conference on April 30, 2009 announced the franchise would become the Edinburg Roadrunners, named after the prior popular ball club, including its team logo and mascot.

Team record

Seasons as Edinburg Roadrunners shown in red
Seasons as Edinburg Coyotes shown in tan

Season W L Win % Result
2009 46 34 .575 Wild Card
2008 41 44 .482 Wild Card
2007 38 56 .404
Winter 2007 5 15 .250
2006 57 33 .633 Regular Season Champions






Major League players

Original Roadrunners

The original Edinburg Roadrunners were a franchise of the now defunct Texas–Louisiana League, later the Central Baseball League, and played from 2001-05. Like the current Roadrunners, the original team was an independent baseball team not affiliated with either Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. They also played their home games at Edinburg Stadium.

Team record

Season W L Win % Result
2001 64 32 .667 Texas–Louisiana League Champions
2002 54 42 .563 1st half West Division Champions
2003 58 38 .604 1st & 2nd half West Division Champions
2004 68 27 .716 Central Baseball League Champions
2005 49 45 .521 Wild Card








Major League players

Connections with current Edinburg Roadrunners

Connections between the original and current Edinburg Roadrunners include the same name, logo, colors, mascot Rowdy the Roadrunner, manager Vince Moore, CBL/ULB All-Star Eric Gonzalez, Pitcher Pedro Flores, and playing at Edinburg Baseball Stadium. The Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings have been a rival of both teams.


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