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Dodgers sign affiliate deal with RC Quakes; Angels go with Inland Empire

As first reported here, the Los Angeles Dodgers have indeed signed a two-year affiliation deal with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High Class A; California League); the Dodgers also purchased a minority chunk of the team, we’re told. Meanwhile, the Quakes’ former parent, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, signed an affiliate deal with the Inland […]

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High Desert, Seattle extend PDC

The Seattle Mariners and High Desert Mavericks (High Class A; California League) will remain partners for two more years, as the pair agreed to an extension of the team’s player-development contract through 2012. Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today the extension of the PDC.  “We are very pleased to […]

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Could we see casualty of affiliate dance in Cal League? Dodgers eying Rancho

Though nothing’s been officially announced — and won’t be until the end of the regular season — word is that the Los Angeles Dodgers are negotiating a purchase of a chunk of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High Class A; California League) and will switch affiliation to the team. It’s become trendy for major-league teams for […]

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Nuts, Rockies combine for two more years

The Modesto Nuts (High Class A; California League) and the Colorado Rockies will be together for two more years, as the pair’s PDC is extended. The two-year extension will ensure the partnership continues for eight consecutive seasons, tying the second longest affiliation in Modesto professional baseball history. The franchise previously held 8-year partnerships with the […]

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Banner Island Ballpark / Stockton Ports

Banner Island Ballpark is the centerpiece of Stockton’s urban revitalization, a lovely waterfront ballpark that serves well as home to Single-A baseball. The ballpark design is basic: a single level of seating with a concourse wrapping the entire ballpark. Though the effect comes off a little sparse — the 4,200 fixed seats are between the […]

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California League

The California League began life as a joint operation between Major League Baaeball and the Pacific Coast League to bring a lower classification of baseball to the Pacific Coast. When baseball reorganized after the 1962 season it was repositioned as a High Class A league. Class C / 1941-1942, 1946-1962 High Class A / 1963-present […]

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