The November 2007 issue of Key West Magazine provide a brief history of baseball in Key West. The article, League of our Own by Dave Hoekstra, takes the reader from the turn of the century with the Rodriguez brothers, who played the games throughout Florida as well as performing acrobats on Duval Street, to the players of today such as All-Star pitcher Bronson Arroryo.
The article provides the reader with a glimpse in the passion that baseball has in the tiny island of Key West.
While Key West High School has an illustrious athletic history in all sports, its record on the baseball diamond is its most outstanding accomplishment.
During the 60 years since 1950, Key West High School baseball teams have won 1048 games and lost 409 for a remarkable. 719 winning percentage. Eleven times the Conchs have been the State Baseball Champions in various classes and on three other occasions were state runner-ups. No other school in Florida has won eleven state titles in baseball. In addition, Key West can boast of two sectional, eleven regional and twenty-four district championship trophies.
Five former Conch players have gone on to play in the Major Leagues: John "Boog" Powell, Carl Taylor, Vic Albury, and Randy Sterling, while another, Ritchie Garcia, was an American League Umpire. Khalil Greene is a current major leaguer with the Texas Rangers.
Many others left KWHS to play ir the minor leagues and at universities and community colleges throughout the country. All who have played for the Conchs have had a part in building Key West High School's outstanding baseball tradition.