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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.

==Franchise List==

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

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April 24th, 2012 at 12:23 am

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