California League (No Classification) Encyclopedia and History

League History

League History
Year Tm
1901Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Commuters, Sacramento Senators, San Francisco Wasps
1900Oakland Oaks, Sacramento Gilt Edges, San Francisco Brewers, Stockton Wasps
1897
1896California of San Francisco, Imperials of San Francisco, Oakland, San Francisco Californians, San Francisco Metropolitans, San Jose, Stockton
1893Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Colonels, San Francisco Friscos, Stockton River Pirates/Sacramento Senators
1891Oakland Colonels, Sacramento Senators, San Francisco Friscos/Metropolitans, San Jose Dukes
1890Oakland Colonels, Sacramento Senators, San Francisco Haverlys, Stockton
1889Oakland Colonels, Sacramento Altas, San Francisco Haverlys, Stockton
1888Oakland Greenhood & Morans, San Francisco Haverlys, San Francisco Pioneers, Stockton
1887Oakland Greenhood & Morans, Sacramento Altas, San Francisco Haverlys, San Francisco Pioneers
1886Oakland Greenhood & Morans, Sacramento, San Francisco Haverlys, San Francisco Pioneers, San Francisco Star
1885San Francisco, San Francisco Haverlys, San Francisco Occidental, San Francisco Star
1884San Francisco, San Francisco Haverlys, San Francisco Occidental, San Francisco Star
1883San Francisco Californias, San Francisco Haverlys, San Francisco Niantic/Woonsocket, San Francisco Reddingtons
1882San Francisco Californias, San Francisco Nationals, San Francisco Reno
1881San Francisco Athletics, San Francisco Knickerbockers, San Francisco Reno
1880San Francisco, San Francisco Athletics, San Francisco Bay City, San Francisco Californias
1879Oakland Pioneers, San Francisco Athletics, San Francisco Californias, San Francisco Mutuals

League History in Other Classifications

League History in Other Classifications
Year Classification Tm
2017A+Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2016A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2015A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2014A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2013A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2012A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2011A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2010A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2009A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Rawhide
2008A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
2007A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
2006A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
2005A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto Nuts, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
2004A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
2003A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Inland Empire 66ers, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
2002A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
2001A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Mudville Nine, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants, Visalia Oaks
2000A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Mudville Nine, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants, Visalia Oaks
1999A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1998A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1997A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1996A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Lancaster JetHawks, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, San Bernardino Stampede, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1995A+Bakersfield Blaze, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Riverside Pilots, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1994A+Bakersfield Dodgers, Central Valley Rockies, High Desert Mavericks, Lake Elsinore Storm, Modesto A's, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Riverside Pilots, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports
1993A+Bakersfield Dodgers, Central Valley Rockies, High Desert Mavericks, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Riverside Pilots, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports
1992A+Bakersfield Dodgers, High Desert Mavericks, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Spurs, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1991A+Bakersfield Dodgers, High Desert Mavericks, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Spurs, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1990A+Bakersfield Dodgers, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Reno Silver Sox, Riverside Red Wave, Salinas Spurs, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1989ABakersfield Dodgers, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Reno Silver Sox, Riverside Red Wave, Salinas Spurs, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1988ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Suns, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Reno Silver Sox, Riverside Red Wave, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1987ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Reno Padres, Salinas Spurs, San Bernardino Spirit, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1986ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Modesto A's, Palm Springs Angels, Reno Padres, Salinas Spurs, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Ventura County Gulls, Visalia Oaks
1985ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Modesto A's, Redwood Pioneers, Reno Padres, Salinas Spurs, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1984ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Crushers, Modesto A's, Redwood Pioneers, Reno Padres, Salinas Spurs, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1983ABakersfield Mariners, Fresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Redwood Pioneers, Reno Padres, Salinas Spurs, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1982ABakersfield Mariners, Fresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Redwood Pioneers, Reno Padres, Salinas Spurs, San Jose Expos, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1981AFresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Redwood Pioneers, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Missions, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1980AFresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Redwood Pioneers, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Angels, San Jose Missions, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1979ABakersfield Outlaws, Fresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Angels, San Jose Missions, Santa Clara Padres, Stockton Ports, Visalia Oaks
1978ABakersfield Outlaws, Fresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Angels, Stockton Mariners, Visalia Oaks
1977AFresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Angels, Visalia Oaks
1976AFresno Giants, Lodi Dodgers, Modesto A's, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Angels, San Jose Bees
1975ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Orioles, Modesto A's, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Packers, San Jose Bees, Visalia Mets
1974ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Orioles, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Packers, San Jose Bees, Visalia Mets
1973ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Lions, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Packers, San Jose Bees, Visalia Mets
1972ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Orions, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Mets
1971ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Padres, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Mets
1970ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Padres, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Mets
1969ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Crushers, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Mets
1968ABakersfield Dodgers, Fresno Giants, Lodi Crushers, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Stockton Ports, Visalia Mets
1967ABakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Lodi Crushers, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports
1966ABakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Lodi Crushers, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports
1965ABakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Salinas Indians, San Jose Bees, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports
1964ABakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Colts, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Mets, San Jose Bees, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports
1963ABakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Colts, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Mets, San Jose Bees, Santa Barbara Rancheros, Stockton Ports
1962CBakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Colts, Reno Silver Sox, San Jose Bees, Santa Barbara Rancheros, Stockton Ports, Visalia White Sox
1961CBakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia A's
1960CBakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia A's
1959CBakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia Redlegs
1958CBakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Packers, San Jose Pirates/Las Vegas Wranglers, Stockton Ports, Visalia Redlegs
1957CBakersfield Bears, Fresno Sun Sox, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Packers, San Jose JoSox, Stockton Ports, Visalia Redlegs
1956CBakersfield Boosters, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Salinas Packers, San Jose JoSox, Stockton Ports, Visalia Cubs
1955CBakersfield Indians, Channel Cities Oilers/Reno Silver Sox, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, Salinas Packers, San Jose Red Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia Cubs
1954CBakersfield Indians, Channel Cities Oilers, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, Salinas Packers, San Jose Red Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia Cubs
1953CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Oilers, Visalia Stars
1952CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Braves, Visalia Cubs
1951CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Braves, Visalia Cubs
1950CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Braves, Visalia Cubs
1949CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Yankees, Visalia Cubs
1948CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Yankees, Visalia Cubs
1947CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, San Jose Red Sox, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Ventura Yankees, Visalia Cubs
1946CBakersfield Indians, Fresno Cardinals, Modesto Reds, Santa Barbara Dodgers, Stockton Ports, Visalia Cubs
1942CBakersfield Badgers, Fresno Cardinals, San Jose Owls, Santa Barbara Saints
1941CAnaheim Aces, Bakersfield Badgers, Fresno Cardinals, Merced Bears, Riverside Reds, San Bernardino Stars, Santa Barbara Saints, Stockton Fliers
1909IndFresno Raisin Growers, Oakland Commuters, San Francisco Orphans, San Jose Prune Pickers, Santa Cruz Sand Crabs, Stockton Millers
1908IndAlameda Encinals, Fresno Tigers, Oakland Commuters, Sacramento Senators, San Francisco Orphans, San Jose Prune Pickers, Santa Cruz Sand Crabs, Stockton Millers
1907IndAlameda Grays, Oakland Commuters, Sacramento Cordovas, San Francisco Orphans, San Jose Prune Pickers, Stockton Millers
1906IndAlameda Grays, Oakland Commuters, Sacramento Cordovas, San Francisco Orphans, San Jose Prune Pickers, Stockton Millers
1902IndLos Angeles, Oakland Clamdiggers, Sacramento Gilt Edges, San Francisco
1899EOakland Oaks, Sacramento Gilt Edges, San Francisco A's, San Jose Brewers, Santa Cruz Beachcombers/Sand Crabs, Watsonville Hayseeds/Gardiners
1898DFresno, Oakland Reliance, Sacramento Gilt Edges, San Francisco Metropolitans, San Jose, Stockton
1892BLos Angeles Seraphs, Oakland Colonels, San Francisco Metropolitans, San Jose Dukes

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Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

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