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Rawhide set another attendance record

We have another attendance record to report: For the fifth time in six years, the Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League) set another all-time season attendance mark after last night’s win over the Modesto Nuts, finishing the season attracting 120,003 fans. This is an increase of 4,682 fans from the 2013 season. “The community’s […]

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Rawhide uncover curse of Joe Charboneau’s alligator

It’s always a good story when Joe Charboneau is a central player, and even better when Joe Charboneau’s alligator is involved, as the Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League) uncover the curse afflicting the team. Here’s the full release from the Rawhide: VISALIA—It’s been 35 years since the Rawhide last won the California League championship. […]

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Four straight years of attendance happiness for Visalia

Amazing what TLC will do for a baseball franchise: the Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League) should see the fourth straight year of record attendance after a successful 2012 season. Baseball in Visalia was an endangered species until owner Tom Seidler successfully launched a renovation of Recreation Park and a rebranding of the franchise. […]

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Rawhide, Diamondbacks extend affiliation: four more years

The Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League) and Arizona Diamondbacks anounced a four-year PDC extension yesterday, ensuring that the D-Backs will remain in the South Valley through 2016.   “We were eager to continue our relationship with Visalia, and this long-term extension gives us stability and ensures that our prospects have a great place to […]

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O’Malleys may make run at Padres

Not a bad consolation prize: Peter O’Malley says he and his family are considering making a bid for the San Diego Padres, put back on the market by John Moores. The O’Malley family has deep roots in baseball: Walter O’Malley moved the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles and built Dodger Stadium; Peter O’Malley ran 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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