Found February 18, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
We continue our trip around the Minor Leagues with a look at the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, which will finish up our look at the highest level of the minors. Established in 1903, the PCL started up with a lot of teams that were established in cities that would later on be the host of Major League franchises, including Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. The other two teams were Sacramento, who remained a steadfast part of the league up until today, and Portland, who until recently had been one of the longtime league stalwarts, as well. The teams were also joined by the Hollywood Stars, giving Los Angeles its first cross-town rivalry. In fact, the PCL was given the much-heralded "Open" classification in the early 1950's, putting it on par with both the American and National League. However, when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and the Giants moved to San Francisco, the newly classified PCL saw a sharp decline across the board, and had to be relegate...
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