Pacific Coast League
The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a Minor League Baseball league based in the Western United States. Like the International League, the PCL plays at the Triple-A (AAA) level, the most difficult level before Major League Baseball (MLB).
|No. of teams||10|
The league started in 1903 and was a popular baseball league in the region until 1958 when MLB teams moved there and MLB games began to be shown on television. It was named the Pacific Coast League because it started with only teams from the states of California, Oregon, and Washington, which are next to the Pacific Ocean. After MLB took control of Minor League Baseball in 2021, it was called the Triple-A West for one season before going back to the PCL name in 2022.
|Division||Team||Founded||MLB affiliation||Affiliated since||City||Stadium|
|East||Albuquerque Isotopes||2003||Colorado Rockies||2015||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park|
|El Paso Chihuahuas||2014||San Diego Padres||2014||El Paso, Texas||Southwest University Park|
|Oklahoma City Dodgers||1962||Los Angeles Dodgers||2015||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark|
|Round Rock Express||2000||Texas Rangers||2021||Round Rock, Texas||Dell Diamond|
|Sugar Land Space Cowboys||2012||Houston Astros||2021||Sugar Land, Texas||Constellation Field|
|West||Las Vegas Aviators||1983||Oakland Athletics||2019||Las Vegas, Nevada||Las Vegas Ballpark|
|Reno Aces||2009||Arizona Diamondbacks||2009||Reno, Nevada||Greater Nevada Field|
|Sacramento River Cats||2000||San Francisco Giants||2015||Sacramento, California||Sutter Health Park|
|Salt Lake Bees||1994||Los Angeles Angels||2001||Salt Lake City, Utah||Smith's Ballpark|
|Tacoma Rainiers||1960||Seattle Mariners||1995||Tacoma, Washington||Cheney Stadium|
- "Pacific Coast League (AAA) Encyclopedia and History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- "The History of Triple-A Baseball". Triple-A Baseball. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- "Notable Events in Pacific Coast League History". Triple-A Baseball. Archived from the original on January 16, 2021. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
- Avallone, Michael (March 18, 2022). "Then and Now: Pacific Coast League". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved April 14, 2023.