California League (1962)
Born: 1962 – Affiliation change from Visalia A’s.
Stadium: Recreation Park
The Visalia White Sox were a Class C farm club of the Chicago White Sox for one season in the summer of 1962.
Three players from the 1962 Visalia club eventually made it up to the Major Leagues: outfielder Ken Berry, pitcher Cisco Carlos and second baseman Dick Kenworthy. Berry had the most distinguished career, playing parts of 14 seasons in the Majors from 1962 to 1975, mostly with the White Sox.
Visalia dropped out of the California League after the 1962 season, consigning the White Sox to One-Year Wonder status. Visalia then went without pro baseball from 1963 through 1967, which is the longest stretch the city has been without a ball club since World War II. Baseball returned in 1968 with the arrival of the Visalia Mets and Visalia has been a fixture on the California League summer schedule ever since.