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Placentia, CA 92870

Membership is $20

Join the Pacific Coast League Historical Society. Annual membership dues include a subscription to the "PCL Potpourri" Newsletter.


 • League Enshrines Hall of Fame Class of 2005
 • How it Hollywood Stars great Chuck Stevens
 • PCL Memorable Players: 'Chesty Chet' Johnson
 • PCL Memorable Seasons: 1918
 • PCL Enshrines Hall of Fame Class of 2004
 • 1903 - The First PCL Champ is Crowned
 • 1903 - The Stage is set for an Historic Season
 • The Formation of the Pacific Coast League
 • Twenty-one Greats to be Enshrined in Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame

PCL Historical Links
A comprehensive page of links to other PCL history-related web sites

The Glamorous Hollywood Stars
A look at the Hollywood Stars and their famous, movie-star fans

Home of the Oakland Oaks
A page dedicated to Oakland Oaks history

The Oakland Oaks of the 1950s
This page examines the Oakland Oaks specifically during the 1950s

The Sacramento Solons
This page contains stats and photos of the Sacramento Solons from 1930-1960

San Diego Padres Historical Review
An in-depth look at the San Diego Padres, pre-1960

San Francisco Seals History
An historical review of the great San Francisco Seals teams of the past

Seattle Rainiers Historical Site
A collection of Seattle Rainiers memories

The Vernon Tigers
An historical look at Fatty Arbuckle's Vernon Tigers
This site examines a popular baseball card series featuring the PCL
A look at PCL team logos through the years.

Tucson Toros
A historical review of the Tucson Toros 1969-1997

As always, the official site of Minor League Baseball is a valuable resource for information on all of the Minor Leagues from yesterday to today.

Further Reading:

Barbary Baseball: The Pacific Coast League of the 1920s by R. Scott MacKey

Lost Ballparks: A Celebration of Baseball's Legendary Fields by Lawrence S. Ritter; Introduction by Robert W. Creamer

The Pacific Coast League: 1903-1988 by Bill O'Neal

The Pacific Coast League: A Statistical History, 1903-1957 by Dennis Snelling

The Race for the Governor's Cup: The Pacific Coast League Playoffs, 1936-1954 by Donald R. Wells

Runs, Hits and an Era: The Pacific Coast League, 1903-1958 by Paul J. Zingg, with Mark D. Medeiros

The Grand Minor League: An Oral History of the Old Pacific Coast League by PCL historian Dick Dobbins is a wonderful journey of humorous anecdotes as told by former PCL players themselves. Culled from hundreds of interviews, these words and unique pictures take the real baseball fan back to when it was all for the love of the sport. For more information about this softcover coffee table sized book, please e-mail Pete Dobbins at or send $25 (postage included) to:
Judy Dobbins P.O. Box 193 Alamo, CA 94507

The Early Coast League Statistical Record 1903-1957

The Early Coast League Statistical Record, 1903-1957, introduced by Chuck Stevens & Roger Osenbaugh

A complete Pacific Coast League encyclopedia, for years 1903-1957. Major essays on how it was to be a player, by former Coast League players Chuck Stevens & Roger Osenbaugh. Complete stats for every player in the league, presented in year-by-year, team-by-team format, with 13 batting categories and 15 for pitchers. Also included leader boards, season and lifetime record holders, league officials, playoff records and attendance figures for the 1919-1957 period by club. Many of the statistics have never been published before.

310 pages $39.95 from Baseball Press Books

All books are shipped Media Mail, and shipping & handling is $5.00 per book (Canada $7.50 per book). All orders must be in U. S. Funds. California residents must include 8% sales tax.
Make all checks or money orders out to Baseball Press Books & send to:
Baseball Press Books
P.O. Box 22493
San Diego, CA 92192-2493