The Tacoma Rainiers have been the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners since 1995. In 2001, they were Pacific Coast League co-champion.
Prior to 1995, the Rainiers were known as the Tacoma Tigers and were an Oakland Athletics farm team. Tacoma teams have played in every PCL season since 1960, under various names.
- Jim Price: "You want stars, titles, nicknames? Tacoma's got 'em", in Mark Armour, ed.: Rain Check: Baseball in the Pacific Northwest, Society for American Baseball Research, Cleveland, OH, 2006, pp. 76-81.