Santa Barbara is located on the Pacific Ocean coast of southern California, 20 miles west of Ventura, CA.
Eddie Mathews, although he was not born in Santa Barbara, went to school there. He worked on his skills on the field at La Cumbre Middle School, and later attended Santa Barbara High School.
The Santa Barbara Foresters, an amateur team, won the 2006 and 2008 "World Series" of the National Baseball Congress.
"If Captain Frank Dillon had his way the Superbas would do their spring training in California, in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, next year." - Sporting Life, June 4, 1904
 Teams that have played here
 Persons who were born here
- Brian Asselstine, outfielder
- Dylan Axelrod, pitcher
- Red Barrett, pitcher
- Ryan Church, outfielder
- Mike Colla, minor league pitcher
- Jason Johnson, pitcher
- Gene Lillard, infielder
- James McCann, catcher
- Jesse Orosco, pitcher
- Bill Pertica, pitcher
- Gabe Ribas, minor league pitcher
- Ryan Spilborghs, outfielder
- Rob Stratton, minor league outfielder
- Virgil Vasquez, pitcher
- Gary Woods, outfielder
 Persons who died here
 Educational institutions located here