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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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