The Oury Park Tigers

In the early 1930’s the B league baseball league was organized by local athletes who wanted to play. It accepted players of all ages and races. It was one of the most exciting times for Oury Park and the residents of Barrio Anita. Some teams that participated in this league were the Red Caps, San Xavier, Southern Pacific Employees, Blenman Aces, El Centro Cubs, S.S. Peter and Paul, Rat Club, Olympic Club, Azteca Cubs and the Oury Park Tigers.

These games had good attendance, sometimes up to four hundred fans. These games were very exciting. Fights and arguments were hardly heard of in these games; they were full of good fun and competition. The league encouraged good sportsmanship, full time participation, and a positive attitude. There was the beginning of the women’s softball league; and they once beat a boy’s team 7-6. This is when more women felt encouraged to play softball. This was a time when baseball and softball were the main community attraction.

In the early 1930’s the B league baseball league was organized by local athletes who wanted to play. It accepted players of all ages and races. It was one of the most exciting times for Oury Park and the residents of Barrio Anita. Some teams that participated in this league were the Red Caps, San Xavier, Southern Pacific Employees, Blenman Aces, El Centro Cubs, S.S. Peter and Paul, Rat Club, Olympic Club, Azteca Cubs and the Oury Park Tigers.

These games had good attendance, sometimes up to four hundred fans. These games were very exciting. Fights and arguments were hardly heard of in these games; they were full of good fun and competition. The league encouraged good sportsmanship, full time participation, and a positive attitude. There was the beginning of the women’s softball league; and they once beat a boy’s team 7-6. This is when more women felt encouraged to play softball. This was a time when baseball and softball were the main community attraction.


Women teams that played at Oury Park