Pacific Coast International League

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The Pacific Coast International League was a class B league based in the northwest United States and British Columbia that was in operation from 1918-1922, under several names. Both the Spokane and Tacoma clubs disbanded on May 26, 1918. On June 25, 1918 the Vancouver, BC team moved south to Vancouver, WA. The league suspended operations on July 7 due to World War I. In 1919 the league was known as the Northwest International League. Returning to its original name, the league played for two more years before changing its name to the Western International League for a single year (1922) before collapsing.

Cities Represented[edit]

1918[edit]


1920-1921[edit]





Teams and Statistics[edit]

1918[edit]

1918 Pacific Coast International League
President: Bob Blewett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Seattle Giants 40 28 .588 - Bill Leard
Portland Buckaroos 37 28 .569 1.5 Bill Fisher
Aberdeen Black Cats 32 35 .478 7.5 Dick Egan
Vancouver (BC) Beavers ## 26 30 .464 Robert Brown
Vancouver (WA) Beavers 0 11 .000 16 James A. Hamilton
Tacoma Tigers # 13 9 .591 NA Bill Speas
Spokane Indians # 9 16 .360 NA Nick Williams

# Tacoma and Spokane disbanded May 26.
## Vancouver, British Columbia (26-28) moved to Vancouver, Washington June 25.
The league suspended operations July 7.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Cliff Lee Portland BA .359 Cyrus Young Seattle W 13
Bob Smale Seattle Runs 62 Frank Rapp Portland SO 80
Bevo LeBourveau Seattle Hits 91 Cyrus Young Seattle Pct .867; 13-2
Bill Fisher Portland HR 4

1920 - 1921[edit]

1920 Pacific Coast International League
President: Louis H. Burnett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Victoria Islanders 69 46 .600 - Bill Leard
Yakima Indians 65 48 .575 3 Frank Raymond
Vancouver Beavers 65 50 .565 4 Bob Brown/William Kirby
Tacoma Tigers 66 53 .555 5 Bobby Vaughn
Spokane Indians 56 58 .491 12.5 Cliff Blankenship
Seattle Giants 24 90 .211 44.5 Dave Hillyard / Bill Kenworthy / Bill Hoffman

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Paul Strand Yakima BA .339 Bert Cole Tacoma W 24
Charlie Gorman Yakima Runs 101 Harry Morton Victoria SO 198
Jim Harrigan Yakima Hits 156 Bert Cole Tacoma Pct .774; 24-7
Tiny Graham Tacoma Hits 156
Lee Dempsey Victoria HR 19


1921 Pacific Coast International League
President: Louis H. Burnett

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Yakima Indians 79 36 .687 - Frank Raymond
Tacoma Tigers 63 53 .543 16.5 Charles Mullen
Victoria Bees 45 71 .388 34.5 Cliff Blankenship / Elmer Hansen
Vancouver Beavers 45 72 .385 35 Billy Purtell

No Playoffs Scheduled.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
George Lafayette Yakima BA .428 Guy Cooper Yakima W 22
George Lafayette Yakima Runs 132 Guy Cooper Yakima SO 162
George Lafayette Yakima Hits 179 Henry Robcke Tacoma Pct .762; 16-5
Ed Handley Victoria HR 15

Hall of Fame Alumni[edit]

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second and Third Editions.