Professional baseball came to the Twin Territories in 1904 with Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Enid, Chickasha, and Shawnee appearing in the Southwestern League and Ardmore, I.T. making a brief appearance in the Texas League. Twenty-eight Oklahoma cities and towns fielded teams in eleven different leagues between 1904 and 1919. Dozens of past and future Major Leaguers toiled in the bushes of the Sooner State. Red Dirt Baseball: The First Decades tells the story of those leagues and scores of the ball clubs from Altus to Vinita along with hundreds of photos of towns, teams, and players.