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From BR Bullpen
- Location: Hollywood, CA
- League: Pacific Coast League 1926-1935, 1938-1957
- Affiliation: New York Giants 1941; Pittsburgh Pirates 1945-1946; Chicago White Sox 1947-1948; Brooklyn Dodgers 1949-1950; Pittsburgh Pirates 1951-1952, 1954-1957
- Ballpark: Wrigley Field (LA) 1926-1935, 1938; Gilmore Field 1939-1957
The Hollywood Stars were longtime members of the Pacific Coast League. They began play in 1926 when the Salt Lake City Bees relocated to Southern California. Despite the club's "Hollywood" name, they played their home games in Los Angeles at Wrigley Field, a park they shared with the Los Angeles Angels of the PCL. The team couldn't compete with the already popular Angels, and the Stars relocated to San Diego after the 1935 season and became the San Diego Padres.
A second club called the Hollywood Stars began play in 1938 when the San Francisco Missions moved south. For the club's first season, they shared Wrigley Field with the Angels, and in 1939, the team moved into Gilmore Field. The second incarnation of the Stars was often affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates and was one of the top PCL teams, winning pennants in 1949, 1952, and 1953. However, the Brooklyn Dodgers announcement that they were relocating to Los Angeles led to the Stars' demise. The club was sold after the 1957 season and relocated, ironically, to Salt Lake City.
Perhaps the two most notable things about the team historically are the team's adoption of shorts as part of the uniform for a short while in the 50's, and the team's location - players often got the chance to associate with movie starlets, something lacking in other minor league towns.
 Year-by-Year Record
|1929||113-89||3rd||Oscar Vitt||League Champs|
|1930||119-81||1st||Oscar Vitt||League Champs|
|1931||104-83||2nd||Oscar Vitt||Lost League Finals|
|1941||85-91||4th||Bill Sweeney||Lost in 1st round|
|1946||95-88||3rd||Buck Fausett (66-65) / Jimmie Dykes (29-23)||Lost in 1st round|
|1948||84-104||6th||Jimmie Dykes (65-88) / Lou Stringer / Mule Haas|
|1949||109-78||1st||Fred Haney||League Champs|
|1951||93-74||2nd||Fred Haney||Lost League Finals|
|1954||101-68||2nd||Bobby Bragan||Lost in 1st round|
|1955||91-81||3rd (t)||Bobby Bragan||none|
 Further Reading
- Dick Beverage: The Hollywood Stars, Arcadia Publishers, Mount Pleasant SC, 2005.
- Richard E. Beverage: "When the Angels and Stars Ruled Los Angeles", in Jean Hastings Ardell and Andy McCue, ed.: Endless Seasons: Baseball in Southern California, The National Pastime, SABR, Number 41, 2011, pp. 113-115.