Los Angeles Angels (PCL)

Progression of LA Angels logotype.

The Los Angeles Angels were a Minor League Baseball team based in Los Angeles that played in the "near-major league" Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1957.

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Progression of LA Angels logotype.

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Seattle Rainiers

The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians and also known as the Seattle Angels, were a Minor League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 to 1906 and 1919 to 1968.

The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians and also known as the Seattle Angels, were a Minor League Baseball team in Seattle, Washington, that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 to 1906 and 1919 to 1968.

Baseball team, Northwest League, 1902 (SEATTLE 1592)

Along with the Los Angeles Angels, Portland Beavers, Oakland Oaks, Sacramento Solons, and San Francisco Seals the Indians were charter members of the Pacific Coast League which was founded in after the California League and the Pacific Northwest League merged.

Sacramento Solons

The Sacramento Solons were a minor league baseball team based in Sacramento, California.

The Sacramento Solons were a minor league baseball team based in Sacramento, California.

Other teams forming the PCL were the Los Angeles Angels, Portland Beavers, Oakland Oaks, San Francisco Seals and Seattle Indians.

Wrigley Field's opening in 1925

Wrigley Field (Los Angeles)

Ballpark in Los Angeles, California.

Ballpark in Los Angeles, California.

Wrigley Field's opening in 1925
Wrigley Field in the early 1930s
The PCL Angels at Wrigley Field, 1952.

It was the home park for the minor league Los Angeles Angels during their run in the Pacific Coast League, as well as for the inaugural season of the major league team of the same name in 1961.

Spokane Indians

The Spokane Indians are a Minor League Baseball team located in Spokane Valley, the city immediately east of Spokane, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest.

The Spokane Indians are a Minor League Baseball team located in Spokane Valley, the city immediately east of Spokane, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest.

The 1909 Spokane Indians
A June 11, 2008, Indians game at Avista Stadium

When the Los Angeles Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to the west coast in 1958, they moved their PCL affiliate, the Los Angeles Angels, north to Spokane.

Hollywood Stars

The Hollywood Stars were a Minor League Baseball team that played in the Pacific Coast League during the early- and mid-20th century.

The Hollywood Stars were a Minor League Baseball team that played in the Pacific Coast League during the early- and mid-20th century.

Hollywood Stars memorabilia
Cover of Double Play! (1957)

They were the arch-rivals of the other Los Angeles-based PCL team, the Los Angeles Angels.

The 1921 Baltimore Orioles were recognized as the second greatest team of all time.

The National Baseball Association's top 100 minor league teams

In 2001, during the centennial celebration of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Minor League Baseball tasked baseball historians Bill Weiss and Marshall Wright to develop a list of the top 100 best minor league baseball teams of the century.

In 2001, during the centennial celebration of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Minor League Baseball tasked baseball historians Bill Weiss and Marshall Wright to develop a list of the top 100 best minor league baseball teams of the century.

The 1921 Baltimore Orioles were recognized as the second greatest team of all time.
1920 St. Paul Saints, number 6
1903 Jersey City Skeeters, number 7
1920 Baltimore Orioles, number 9
1911 Denver Grizzlies, number 22
1902 Indianapolis Indians, number 27
1906 Portland Beavers, number 31
1921 Memphis Chicks, number 32
1907 Wichita Jobbers, number 41
1902 Corsicana Oil Citys, number 51
1916 New London Planters, number 57
1910 Joplin Miners, number 66
1980 Nashville Sounds, number 69
1909 San Francisco Seals, number 71
1902 Toronto Maple Leafs, number 76

The Baltimore Orioles took 6 places on the list, the most of any team, followed by the Ft. Worth Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs (5), Newark Bears and San Francisco Seals (4); Kansas City Blues, Los Angeles Angels, and St. Paul Saints (3); and Charlotte Hornets, Columbus Senators/Red Birds, Houston Buffaloes, Indianapolis Indians, Memphis Chicks, and Milwaukee Brewers (2).

Vernon Tigers

The Vernon Tigers were a Minor League Baseball team that represented Vernon, California in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) from 1909 to 1925.

The Vernon Tigers were a Minor League Baseball team that represented Vernon, California in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) from 1909 to 1925.

The Tigers effectively were a second team in Los Angeles, rivals of the existing Los Angeles Angels.

San Diego Padres (PCL)

The San Diego Padres were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1936 through 1968.

The San Diego Padres were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1936 through 1968.

The Stars played at Wrigley Field, home of the Los Angeles Angels, winning pennants in 1929 and 1930.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913

Frank Chance

American professional baseball player.

American professional baseball player.

Chance with the New York Yankees in 1913
Chance circa 1899 from The Sporting News
Frank Chance baseball card
Chance (left) shakes hands with Miller Huggins in 1923
Chance's Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

He joined the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League as a player–manager, returning to MLB in 1923 as manager of the Red Sox.

Los Angeles Angels

American professional baseball team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

American professional baseball team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Angel Stadium (enclosed), 1991
The "Big A" at Angel Stadium
The Rally Monkey on the jumbotron at Angel Stadium - 2011
The Angels' current wordmark
California Angels logo, 1990s
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Gene Autry, team founder and owner (1960–1998)
Rod Carew
Nolan Ryan
Vladimir Guerrero

Deriving its name from an earlier Los Angeles Angels franchise that played in the Pacific Coast League (PCL), the team was based in Los Angeles until moving to Anaheim in 1966.