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Pacific Northwest League

This article is about the defunct Minor League Baseball league. For the active Minor League Baseball league, see Northwest League.
Pacific Northwest League
Formerly New Pacific League
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W.B. Bushnell, (

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M.J. Roach, (

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William Henry Lucas, (

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The Pacific Northwest League was a professional Minor League Baseball league based in the Pacific Northwest. It was the first professional baseball league ever in the region.

History

Founding

The Pacific Northwest League was founded in 1890. In January 1890, investors met in Portland, Oregon to discuss a four-to-six team league in the Pacific Northwest.[1] The league folded during the second half of the

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Second resurrection

The second Pacific Northwest League began play in

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Teams

Pacific Northwest League: 1890 to 1892

Team name Town represented Stadium Year(s) active
Portland Webfeet Portland, Oregon Columbia Park
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Seattle Hustlers Seattle, Washington Madison Park
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Spokane Bunchgrassers Spokane, Washington Northwest League Grounds
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Tacoma Daisies Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Baseball Park
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New Pacific League: 1896

Team name Town represented Stadium Year(s) active
Portland Gladiators Portland, Oregon Vaughn Street Park
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Seattle Yannigans/Rainmakers Seattle, Washington Unknown
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Tacoma Rabbits/Colts Tacoma, Washington Unknown
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Victoria Chappies Victoria, British Columbia Unknown
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Pacific Northwest League: 1901 to 1902

Team name Town represented Stadium Year(s) active
Butte Miners Butte, Montana Unknown
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Helena Senators Helena, Montana Unknown
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Portland Webfoots Portland, Oregon Vaughn Street Park
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Seattle Clamdiggers Seattle, Washington YMCA Field
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Spokane Blue Stockings Spokane, Washington Unknown
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Spokane Smoke Eaters Spokane, Washington Natatorium Park
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Tacoma Tigers Tacoma, Washington Unknown
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References

  1. ^ "Base Ball in Oregon". Sporting Life 14 (13): 1. 1 January 1890. 
  2. ^ "The Minor Leagues". The Weekly Argus News. July 23, 1892. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Spokane Will Play". The Spokane Review. March 3, 1892. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Base Ball". Spokane Falls Daily Chronicle. August 12, 1890. Retrieved 2009-12-21. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Spokane in the League". Spokane Daily Chronicle. January 29, 1892. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  6. ^ "Sports". Lewiston Evening Journal. February 29, 1892. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  7. ^ "Pacific Northwest League: President Lucas Has Been Reelected for Next Year". The Spokesman-Review. October 16, 1901. Retrieved 2009-12-21. [dead link]

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