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Past Champions

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1903-2009

Note: Throughout its history, the PCL has played post-season series sporadically. When a championship series is played, it is noted who the series is against. When no series is listed, the PCL champion was the winner of the regular season pennant.

1903 - Los Angeles Angels
1904 - Tacoma Tigers
1905 - Los Angeles Angels (Defeated Tacoma Wanderers in playoff series)
1906 - Portland Beavers
1907 - Los Angeles Angels
1908 - Los Angeles Angels
1909 - San Francisco Seals
1910 - Portland Beavers
1911 - Portland Beavers
1912 - Oakland Oaks
1913 - Portland Beavers
1914 - Portland Beavers
1915 - San Francisco Seals
1916 - Los Angeles Angels
1917 - San Francisco Seals
1918 - Los Angeles Angels (Season was suspended on July 14 due to wartime travel restrictions)
1919 - Vernon Tigers
1920 - Vernon Tigers
1921 - Los Angeles Angels
1922 - San Francisco Seals
1923 - San Francisco Seals
1924 - Seattle Indians
1925 - San Francisco Seals
1926 - Los Angeles Angels
1927 - Oakland Oaks
1928 - San Franciso Seals (Defeated Sacramento Senators in playoff series, 4-2)
1929 - Hollywood Stars (Defeated Mission Bells/Reds in playoff series, 4-2)
1930 - Hollywood Stars (Defeated Los Angeles Angels in playoff series, 4-1)
1931 - San Francisco Seals (Defeated Hollywood Stars in playoff series, 4-0)
1932 - Portland Beavers
1933 - Los Angeles Angels
1934 - Los Angeles Angels
1935 - San Francisco Seals (Defeated Los Angeles Angels in playoff series)

The Governor's Cup
From 1936-54, the PCL Champion was determined by the Governor's Cup Playoffs, in which the top four teams would advance to face each other in a best-of-seven semi-final and championship round. Due to financial concerns this format was changed in 1951 and 1954 to best-of-three series. Numbers next to teams indicate that team's place in the final regular season standings. Playoff winner is in bold.

1936 - (1) Portland defeated (4) Seattle 4-0; (3) Oakland defeated (2) San Diego 4-1; Portland Beavers defeated Oakland Oaks 4-1
1937 - (3) San Diego defeated (1) Sacramento 4-0; (4) Portland defeated (2) San Francisco 4-0; San Diego Padres defeated Portland Beavers 4-0
1938 - (3) Sacramento defeated (1) Los Angeles 4-1; (4) San Francisco defeated (2) Seattle 4-1; Sacramento Solons defeated San Francisco Seals 4-1
1939 - (3) Los Angeles defeated (1) Seattle 4-2; (4) Sacramento defeated (2) San Francisco 4-1; Sacramento Solons defeated Los Angeles Angels 4-2
1940 - (1) Seattle defeated (3) Oakland 4-1; (2) Los Angeles defeated (4) San Diego 4-3; Seattle Rainiers defeated Los Angeles Angels 4-1
1941 - (1) Seattle defeated (4) Hollywood 4-3; (2) Sacramento defeated (3) San Diego 4-0; Seattle Rainiers defeated Sacramento Solons 4-3
1942 - (3) Seattle defeated (1) Sacramento 4-1; (2) Los Angeles defeated (4) San Diego 4-3; Seattle Rainiers defeated Los Angeles Angels 4-2
1943 - (3) Seattle defeated (1) Los Angeles 4-0; (2) San Francisco defeated (4) Portland 4-2; San Francisco Seals defeated Seattle Rainiers 4-2
1944 - (1) Los Angeles defeated (2) Portland 4-2; (3) San Francisco defeated (4) Oakland 4-1; San Francisco Seals defeated Los Angeles Angels 4-3
1945 - (2) Seattle defeated (1) Portland 4-3; (4) San Francisco defeated (3) Sacramento 4-3; San Francisco Seals defeated Seattle Rainiers 4-2
1946 - (1) San Francisco defeated (3) Hollywood 4-0; (2) Oakland defeated (4) Los Angeles 4-3; San Francisco Seals defeated Oakland Oaks 4-2
1947 - (1) Los Angeles defeated (3) Portland 4-1; (4) Oakland defeated (2) San Francisco 4-1: Los Angeles Angels defeated Oakland Oaks 4-1
1948 - (1) Oakland defeated (3) Los Angeles 4-2; (4) Seattle defeated (2) San Francisco 4-1; Oakland Oaks defeated Seattle Rainiers 4-1
1949 - (1) Hollywood defeated (3) Sacramento 4-1; (4) San Diego defeated (2) Oakland 4-3; Hollywood Stars defeated San Diego Padres 4-2
1950 - Oakland Oaks (Governor's Cup Playoffs cancelled for financial reasons)
1951 - (1) Seattle defeated (3) Los Angeles 2-1; (2) Hollywood defeated (4) Portland 2-0; Seattle Rainiers defeated Hollywood Stars 3-2
1952 - Hollywood Stars (Governor's Cup Playoffs cancelled for financial reasons)
1953 - Hollywood Stars (Governor's Cup Playoffs cancelled for financial reasons)
1954 - (3) Oakland defeated (1) San Diego 2-0; (4) San Francisco defeated (2) Hollywood 2-1; Oakland Oaks defeated San Francisco Seals 2-1

1955 - Seattle Rainiers
1956 - Los Angeles Angels
1957 - San Francisco Seals
1958 - Phoenix Giants
1959 - Salt Lake City Bees
1960 - Spokane Indians
1961 - Tacoma Giants
1962 - San Diego Padres

Pacific Coast League Expansion I
With the addition of three teams from the American Association, which was disbanded in 1963 and reformed in 1969, the PCL was divided into two divisions, with the winners of each division meeting in a best-of-seven series to determine the champion.

1963 - Oklahoma City 89ers (Defeated Spokane Indians in playoff series 4-3)
1964 - San Diego Padres (Defeated Arkansas Travelers in playoff series 4-3)
1965 - Oklahoma City 89ers (Defeated Portland Beavers in playoff series 4-1)
1966 - Seattle Angels (Defeated Tulsa Oilers in playoff series 4-3)
1967 - San Diego Padres (Defeated Spokane Indians in playoff series 4-3)
1968 - Tulsa Oilers (Defeated Spokane Indians in playoff series 4-1)

The American Association's rebirth after the 1968 season reduced the PCL from a 12 team league to an eight team league, but the Pacific Coast League maintained its two division format with each winnner meeting in a playoff series to determine a champion.

1969 - Tacoma Cubs (Defeated Eugene Emeralds in playoff series 3-2)
1970 - Spokane Indians (Defeated Hawaii Islanders in playoff series 4-0)
1971 - Salt Lake City Angels (Defeated Tacoma Cubs in playoff series 3-0)
1972 - Albuquerque Dukes (Defeated Eugene Emeralds in playoff series 3-0)
1973 - Spokane Indians (Defeated Tucson Toros in playoff series 3-0)
1974 - Spokane Indians (Defeated Albuquerque Dukes in playoff series 3-0)
1975 - Hawaii Islanders (Defeated Salt Lake City Gulls in playoff series 3-2)
1976 - Hawaii Islanders (Defeated Salt Lake City Gulls in playoff series 3-2)
1977 - Phoenix Giants (Defeated Hawaii Islanders in playoff series 4-2)
1978 - Albuquerque Dukes and Tacoma Yankees (Teams were declared co-champions after continuing rain washed out semi-final series between Portland and Tacoma)
1979 - Salt Lake City Gulls (Defeated Hawaii Islanders in playoff series 3-0)
1980 - Albuquerque Dukes (Defeated Hawaii Islanders in playoff series 3-2)
1981 - Albuquerque Dukes (Defeated Tacoma Tigers in playoff series 3-0)
1982 - Albuquerque Dukes (Defeated Spokane Indians in playoff series 4-2)
1983 - Portland Beavers (Defeated Albuquerque Dukes in playoff series 3-0)
1984 - Edmonton Trappers (Defeated Hawaii Islanders in playoff series 2-0)
1985 - Vancouver Canadians (Defeated Phoenix Giants in playoff series 3-0)
1986 - Las Vegas Stars (Defeated Vancouver Canadians in playoff series 3-2)
1987 - Albuquerque Dukes (Defeated Calgary Cannons in playoff series 3-1)
1988 - Las Vegas Stars (Defeated Vancouver Canadians in playoff series 3-2)
1989 - Vancouver Canadians (Defeated Albuquerque Dukes in playoff series 3-1)
1990 - Albuquerque Dukes (Defeated Edmonton Trappers in playoff series 3-0)
1991 - Tucson Toros (Defeated Calgary Cannons in playoff series 3-2)
1992 - Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Defeated Vancouver Canadians in playoff series 3-0)
1993 - Tucson Toros (Defeated Portland Beavers in playoff series 4-2)
1994 - Albuquerque Dukes (Defeated Vancouver Canadians in playoff series 3-2)
1995 - Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Defeated Salt Lake City Buzz in playoff series 3-2)
1996 - Edmonton Trappers (Defeated Phoenix Firebirds in playoff series 3-1)
1997 - Edmonton Trappers (Defeated Phoenix Firedbirds in playoff series 3-1)

Pacific Coast League Expansion II
The final dissolution of the American Association caused the PCL to swell to its current size of 16 teams, the largest the League has ever been. The circuit was then split into two eight-team conferences consisting of two four-team divisions. In the playoffs, each division winner meets in a best-of-five conference final round with the winners facing off for the League title in a best-of-five championship round. Playoff winner is in bold

1998 - Calgary defeated Fresno 3-2; New Orleans defeated Iowa 2-1 (Series shortened due to rain); New Orleans Zephyrs defeated Calgary Cannons 3-2
1999 - Vancouver defeated Salt Lake 3-2; Oklahoma defeated Omaha 3-2; Vancouver Canadians defeated Oklahoma RedHawks 3-1
2000 - Salt Lake defeated Sacramento 3-2; Memphis defeated Albuquerque 3-2; Memphis Redbirds defeated Salt Lake City Buzz 3-1
2001 - New Orleans defeated Iowa 3-1; Tacoma defeated Sacramento 3-2; New Orleans Zephyrs and Tacoma Rainiers declared co-champions after playoffs were cancelled in the wake of September 11 attacks
2002 - Salt Lake defeated Oklahoma 3-0; Edmonton defeated Las Vegas 3-1; Edmonton Trappers defeated Salt Lake Stingers 3-1
2003 - Nashville defeated Albuquerque 3-1; Sacramento defeated Edmonton 3-0; Sacramento River Cats defeated Nashville Sounds 3-0
2004 - Iowa defeated Oklahoma 3-2; Sacramento defeated Portland 3-1; Sacramento River Cats defeated Iowa Cubs 3-0
2005 - Tacoma defeated Sacramento 3-2; Nashville defeated Oklahoma 3-2; Nashville Sounds defeated Tacoma Rainiers 3-0
2006 - Tucson defeated Salt Lake 3-1; Round Rock defeated Nashville 3-2; Tucson Sidewinders defeated Round Rock Express 3-0
2007 - Sacramento defeated Salt Lake 3-2; Nashville defeated New Orleans 3-1; Sacramento River Cats defeated Nashville Sounds 3-0
2008 - Sacramento defeated Salt Lake 3-1; Oklahoma defeated Iowa 3-2; Sacramento River Cats defeated Oklahoma 3-1
2009 - Memphis defeated Albuquerque 3-0; Sacramento defeated Tacoma 3-1; Memphis Redbirds defeated Sacramento 3-0
2010 - Tacoma defeated Sacramento 3-2; Memphis defeated Oklahoma City 3-0; Tacoma Rainiers defeated Memphis 3-0
2011 - Omaha defeated Round Rock 3-1; Sacramento defeated Reno 3-2; Omaha Storm Chasers defeated Sacramento 3-0
2012 - Reno defeated Sacramento 3-2; Omaha defeated Albuquerque 3-2; Reno Aces defeated Omaha 3-1