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|No. of teams||12|
|Most titles||Swift Current 57's (6 titles)|
|Official website||Official wesbsite|
The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) is a collegiate summer baseball league based in Saskatchewan and Alberta that descends from leagues dating to 1931.
The league can trace its roots back to 1931, via its predecessors. The Southern Baseball League existed from 1931 to 1974. The Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League existed from 1959 to 1974. The Saskatchewan Major Baseball League (SMBL) was formed in 1975 as a combination of the two predecessors. Three teams from each former league entered the new loop -- the Eston Ramblers, Saskatoon Royals, and Unity Cardinals from the north and Moose Jaw Devons, Regina Red Sox, and Swift Current Indians from the south. The name was changed to the Western Major Baseball League in 2000 to reflect more teams playing in Alberta, as well as future expansion to British Columbia. In June 2018 it was announced that the league would adopt its current name for 2019 and beyond.
As of 2018, WCBL Membership consists of 12 teams in two divisions. The top four teams in each division qualify for the post-season.
|Melville Millionaires||Melville, Saskatchewan||Pirie Field||17-39||5th|
|Moose Jaw Miller Express||Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan||Ross Wells Park||26-30||4th|
|Regina Red Sox||Regina, Saskatchewan||Currie Field||41-15||1st|
|Swift Current 57's||Swift Current, Saskatchewan||Mitchell Field||38-18||2nd|
|Weyburn Beavers||Weyburn, Saskatchewan||Tom Laing Park||33-22||3rd|
|Yorkton Cardinals||Yorkton, Saskatchewan||Jubilee Park||6-50||6th|
|Brooks Bombers||Brooks, Alberta||Elks Stadium||16-40||6th|
|Edmonton Prospects||Edmonton, Alberta||RE/MAX Field||29-27||4th|
|Fort McMurray Giants||Fort McMurray, Alberta||Legacy Dodge Field||28-28||5th|
|Lethbridge Bulls||Lethbridge, Alberta||Spitz Stadium||31-25||2nd|
|Medicine Hat Mavericks||Medicine Hat, Alberta||Athletic Park||30-26||3rd|
|Okotoks Dawgs||Okotoks, Alberta||Seaman Stadium||40-15||1st|
Former teams include the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets (2014), Sherwood Park Dukes (2008), St. Albert Prospects (2007), Red Deer Generals (2005), Moose Jaw Devons, Oyen Pronghorns, Kindersley Royals, Eston Ramblers (1993), Saskatoon Liners, Saskatoon Nationals, Hazlet Elks (1993), and Unity Cardinals.
Sylvan Lake was working towards a WCBL team in September, 2019. Under the current concept, a 2,200-seat ballpark would be built as part of Sylvan Lake's Pogadl Park development and house a WCBL expansion team backed by the ownership group Hard 4 Sports and Entertainment. The earliest that the ballpark would be completed is 2021, with the WCBL squad potentially beginning play that season as part of a 25-year lease agreement. Plans for a 2021 launch were officially announced November 1, 2019. Branding as the Sylvan Lake Gulls was announced in March 2020.
Saskatchewan Territorial (1895-1905) and Provincial (1906-present) champions have been decided by an annual tournament. In 1967 the first major division was added to the tournament, and the award was named in memory of Harry Hallis. From 1967 until 1974 the name of this provincial champion was added to the trophy. In 1975 when the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League was formed, this trophy continued to be awarded to the SMBL champions, and now the WCBL champions.
Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) Champions: (Harry Hallis Memorial Trophy)
Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) Champions: (Harry Hallis Memorial Trophy)
Saskatchewan Major Baseball League (SMBL) Champions:
Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League Champions:
The Southern Baseball League (SBL) Champions: (J.T.M. Anderson Trophy)