When the Hubbers returned to start the new decade in 1940, the team seemed to have everything you could ever want. The pitching was nearly perfect with Pat Ralsh (league leading 20-4, league leading 3.25) on the mound while the hitting… well you couldn't possibly do better than Edwin Schweda who hit a massive .422 with 39 2B, 15 3B and 11 HR to break the all time batting record for the West Texas New Mexico League. The team also featured future White Sox' Chet Hajduk (42 2B, 11 3B, 22 HR, .329) who supplied the power. Somehow, Lubbock managed to only finish in 3rd place at 81-59, 2 ˝ games out of 1st. Still, they made the playoffs and Lubbock swept their old rivals, Amarillo in the 1st round. In the finals, Borger and Lubbock went head to head and after 6 games, it was all tied up at 3 games apiece. Lubbock would have to fight it's hardest fight ever for their 3rd trophy in a row and in the final game, Borger stole the championship away from Lubbock. A "Three-Peat" just wasn't in the cards for this incredible team.