Mesa got its second chance at Minor League Baseball in 1947 when the Arizona Texas League returned after World War II. The Mesa Orphans were among the new teams in the league joining their former Arizona League teams: Bisbee (Warren Ballpark), Phoenix (Phoenix Muni I), Tucson (Hi Corbett) and Globe-Miami (O'Brien Park). The Orphans would feature some top quality players in Victor Canales (17 2B
12 3B, .387), Harvey Doty (15 2B, 10 HR, .352), Ramon Vargas (25 2B, 12 3B, 11 HR, .320) and Manuel Fortes (13-3 - 4.57 ERA). While the league was very successful, Mesa was not. In fact it was the only team truly struggling and by mid season… they moved to Mexico becoming the Juarez Indians (Deportiva Juarez, known today as Estadio Jamie Canales Lira). This would be the last time that Rendezvous Stadium was utilized for Minor League Baseball.