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California League (1941-Today)

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The  modern-day California League traces its history back to 1941, when the circuit formed with ball clubs in eight California cities.  The league dropped to just four clubs for 1942 and then went dark for the remainder of the war years, before re-emerging in 1946.

From 1941 to 1962 the California League was classified as a Class C league.  During the 1963 re-classification of the minor league system, the California became a Single-A league, which is the designation it still operates under today.

California League Franchise List

Franchise Years Active Tagged Posts
Anaheim Aces 1941 Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Badgers 1941-1942 Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Bears 1957-1967 Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Blaze 1995-Present Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Boosters 1956 Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Dodgers 1984-1994 Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Indians 1946-1955 Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Mariners 1982-1983 Tagged Posts
Bakersfield Outlaws 1978-1979 Tagged Posts
Central Valley Rockies 1993-1994 Tagged Posts
Channel Cities Oilers 1954-1955 Tagged Posts
Fresno Cardinals 1941-1942 & 1946-1956 Tagged Posts
Fresno Giants 1958-1987 Tagged Posts
Fresno Sun Sox 1957 Tagged Posts
Fresno Suns 1988 Tagged Posts
High Desert Mavericks 1991-Present Tagged Posts
Inland Empire 66ers 2003-Present Tagged Posts
Lake Elsinore Storm 1994-Present Tagged Posts
Lancaster Jethawks 1996-Present Tagged Posts
Las Vegas Wranglers 1958 Tagged Posts
Lodi Crushers 1966-1969 Tagged Posts
Lodi Dodgers 1976-1983 Tagged Posts
Lodi Lions 1973 Tagged Posts
Lodi Orioles 1974-1975 Tagged Posts
Lodi Orions 1972 Tagged Posts
Lodi Padres 1970-1971 Tagged Posts
Merced Bears 1941 Tagged Posts
Modesto A's 1976-2004 Tagged Posts
Modesto Colts 1962-1964 Tagged Posts
Modesto Nuts 2005-Present Tagged Posts
Modesto Reds 1946-1961 Tagged Posts
Modesto Reds 1966-1974 Tagged Posts
Mudville Nine 2000-2001 Tagged Posts
Palm Springs Angels 1986-1993 Tagged Posts
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 1993-Present Tagged Posts
Redwood Pioneers 1980-1985 Tagged Posts
Reno Padres 1982-1987 Tagged Posts
Reno Silver Sox 1955-1964 & 1966-1981 Tagged Posts
Reno Silver Sox 1988-1992 Tagged Posts
Riverside Pilots 1993-1995 Tagged Posts
Riverside Red Wave 1988-1990 Tagged Posts
Riverside Reds 1941 Tagged Posts
Salinas Angels 1976-1980 Tagged Posts
Salinas Indians 1965 Tagged Posts
Salinas Mets 1963-1964 Tagged Posts
Salinas Packers 1954-1958 Tagged Posts
Salinas Packers 1973-1975 Tagged Posts
Salinas Spurs 1982-1987 & 1989-1992 Tagged Posts
San Bernardino Stampede 1996-2002 Tagged Posts
San Bernardino Spirit 1987-1995 Tagged Posts
San Bernardino Stars 1941 Tagged Posts
San Jose Bees 1962-1976 Tagged Posts
San Jose Bees 1983-1987 Tagged Posts
San Jose Expos 1982 Tagged Posts
San Jose Giants 1988-Present Tagged Posts
San Jose JoSox 1956-1957 Tagged Posts
San Jose Missions 1979-1981 Tagged Posts
San Jose Owls 1942 Tagged Posts
San Jose Pirates 1958 Tagged Posts
San Jose Red Sox 1954-1955 Tagged Posts
Santa Barbara Dodgers 1946-1953 Tagged Posts
Santa Barbara Dodgers 1964-1967 Tagged Posts
Santa Barbara Rancheros 1962-1963 Tagged Posts
Santa Barbara saints 1941-1942 Tagged Posts
Santa Clara Padres 1979 Tagged Posts
Stockton Fliers 1941 Tagged Posts
Stockton Mariners 1978 Tagged Posts
Stockton Ports 1946-1972 Tagged Posts
Stockton Ports 1979-1999 & 2002-Present Tagged Posts
Ventura Braves 1950-1952 Tagged Posts
Ventura Oilers 1953 Tagged Posts
Ventura Yankees 1947-1949 Tagged Posts
Visalia A's 1960-1961 Tagged Posts
Visalia Cubs 1946-1952 & 1954-1956 Tagged Posts
Visalia Mets 1968-1975 Tagged Posts
Visalia Oaks 1977-1992 & 1995-2008 Tagged Posts
Visalia Rawhide 2009-Present Tagged Posts
Visalia Redlegs 1957-1959 Tagged Posts
Visalia Stars 1953 Tagged Posts
Visalia White Sox 1962 Tagged Posts

Written by AC

April 24th, 2012 at 12:23 am

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