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Pacific Coast League baseball ephemera, 1944-1950.
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Pacific Coast League baseball ephemera, 1944-1950
Pacific Coast League


1944 (issued)


Box 2820-scrapbooks, Box 2821-scrapbooks, Box 2822-scrapbooks, Box 2823-programs, magazines, photos, tickets, cards, autographed balls.


Baseball -- California -- History
Pacific Coast League.
San Francisco Seals (Baseball team).
Sacramento Solons (Baseball team).


The Pacific Coast League was formed in 1903 and consisted of baseball teams in California, Oregon, and Washington. After major league baseball came to California in 1958 (and after major league games began to be televised), the Pacific Coast League declined in importance, but experienced a revival and is now a Triple-A league consisting of two conferences that stretch from the Pacific Coast eastward to Tennessee.
The Sacramento Solons, formerly the Senators, took their new name in 1936 but had been in Sacramento since 1918, the third baseball franchise to operate in that city since the formation of the Pacific Coast League. The team stayed in Sacramento until moving to Hawaii after the 1960 season, a victim of the westward migration of major league baseball.
San Francisco had a Pacific Coast League baseball team since the league's inception in 1903, but it did not become known at the "Seals" until 1907. Many illustrious major league players began their careers with the Seals, including Lefty O'Doul, Joe DiMaggio, and Willie Kamm. 1957 was the Seals' last season in San Francisco before the New York Giants moved west.
Pacific Coast League.
Inventory available in library; folder level control.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.

Physical Description:

4 manuscript boxes; 26 1/4 x 21 x 4 in.






Copyright Note:

Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.