Pacific Coast League
The Pacific Coast League
is a minor league baseball
league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States
. The Pacific Coast League has a long tradition in the West Coast, with teams with evocative names such as the San Francisco Seals, Oakland Oaks, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, and Sacramento Solons. The league was disrupted by the moves of the Brooklyn Dodgers
to Los Angeles
and the New York Giants
to San Francisco
. The league never recovered from those days, and dwindled to nothing more than another minor league.
In 1997, the Pacific Coast League agreed to merge with the American Association, which had operated in the Midwest. The league now stretches from northern Washington to Middle Tennessee. The league is divided into two conferences, each with two divisions. The American Conference consists of the Eastern Division and the Central Division. The Pacific Conference consists of the Northern Division and the Southern Division.
Current member teams:
The Pacific Coast League also describes an American high school sports league in Orange County, California.