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There were at least three class D California State Leagues in operation at some point in minor league baseball history. Two lasted just a single season (1910 and 1929) and the other lasted a whole three seasons 1913 through 1915.

The 1910 version was actually class B until June 6, when it became class D. Sacramento and San Francisco dropped out May 31, and Oakland moved to Merced on June 7, which might explain the drop in classification. Then Fresno disbanded June 24, causing the league to cease operations the same day.

The league made it through the 1913 season then disbanded June 1, 1914. When it was re-tried in 1915, the league disbanded May 30, due to heavy rains, with the teams having played only 5 to 7 games.

The 1929 version, which was based in Southern California unlike the previous two versions, lasted until June 17, with teams having played about 50 games.


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[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1910

[edit] Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1910

1910 California State League
President: Frank Herman

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Stockton Millers 33 19 .635 0 Jimmy McCall
Fresno Tigers ### 32 21 .604 1.5 Ed McDonough
Oakland / Merced ## 25 25 .500 7 Cy Mooreing
San Jose Prune Pickers 22 30 .423 11 Willis Browne
Sacramento Baby Senators # 16 23 .410 NA Charles Doyle
San Francisco Baby Seals # 14 24 .368 NA Tommy Sheehan
#San Francisco and Sacramento disbanded May 31.
##Oakland (24-19) moved to Merced June 7.
###Fresno disbanded June 24 and the league ceased operations the same day.
The league was a class B until June 6, when it became a class D league.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ed McDonough Fresno BA .349 Oscar Jones Fresno W 16
Gene Kratzberg Stockton Pct .733; 11-4

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1913-1915

[edit] Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1913-1915

1913 California State League
President: Allan T. Baum

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Stockton Producers 79 44 .642 0 Blaine Thomas
Fresno Packers 73 50 .593 6 George Wheeler
Vallejo / Watsonville # 52 71 .423 27 Bill Devereaux
San Jose Bears 42 81 .341 37 Judge Nagle
#Vallejo (24-33) moved to Watsonville July 6.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Happy Smith San Jose BA .323 Nelson Jones Stockton W 24
Tom Pierce Fresno Runs 87 Ashley Pope Stockton SO 235
Joe Wilhoit Stockton Hits 158 Nelson Jones Stockton Pct .750; 24-8
Rinaldo Williams Vallejo/Watson HR 7


1914 California State League
President: Allan T. Baum

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Fresno Tigers 20 15 .571 0 George Wheeler
San Jose Bears 20 16 .556 .5 Mike Steffani
Stockton Millers 17 19 .472 3.5 George Harper
Modesto Reds 14 21 .400 6 Jim Byrnes
The league disbanded June 1. Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Tony Boeckel Stockton BA .364 Horace Miller Fresno W 9
Tony Boeckel Stockton Runs 25 Walt Waldschmidt Fresno SO 75
Tony Boeckel Stockton Hits 51 Harry Stewart San Jose Pct 1.000; 8-0
Tom Pierce Fresno HR 2


1915 California State League
President: Louis W. Schroeder, Jr.

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Modesto Reds 6 1 .857 0 Jack Lesher
San Jose Bears 4 1 .800 1 Mike Steffani
Oakland Commuters 2 3 .400 3 Walt McMemony
Alameda 2 3 .400 3 Billy Hammond
Stockton Millers 2 4 .333 3.5 Buck Franks
Berkeley / San Francisco # 1 5 .167 4.5 C.W. Brainard / Joe Solari

Berkeley (0-2) moved to San Francisco April 28.
The league disbanded May 30 due to heavy rains.
No player statistics available.

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] 1929

[edit] Teams and Statistics

[edit] 1929

1929 California State League
President: Orville McPherson

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
San Diego Aces 34 25 .576 0 Sam Agnew
Bakersfield Bees 32 28 .533 2.5 Louis Guisto / Ned Porter
San Bernardino Padres 32 29 .525 3 Rube Ellis
Santa Ana / Pomona / Coronado # 22 38 .367 12.5 Jess Orndorff / Pinch Thomas

#Santa Ana (4-20) moved to Pomona May 8, which played six games at San Bernardino.
Pomona (2-4) moved to Coronado County May 15, playing their games at the San Diego ball park.
The league disbanded June 17.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Lou Martin Bakersfield BA .389 George Caster San Bernardino W 12
Ned Porter Bakersfield Runs 63 George Caster San Bernardino SO 80
L.B. Tomlinson Bakersfield Hits 83 George Caster San Bernardino Pct .706; 12-5
Ned Porter Bakersfield HR 15

[edit] Source

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition.

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