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  Pacific Coast League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States.
The league is divided into two conferences, the American Conference and Pacific Conference; after a realignment for 2005 necessitated by the move of the Edmonton Trappers to Round Rock, Texas, each is divided into a Northern Division and a Southern Division.
The Trappers' move also ended the league's presence in Canada; as recently as 1999 the league had teams north of the border in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, but they left for Sacramento in 2000, Albuquerque in 2003 and Round Rock in 2005 respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_Coast_League   (762 words)

 Encyclopedia: Pacific Coast League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The league's success was disrupted in 1958, when the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and the New York Giants moved to San Francisco.
The Albuquerque Isotopes are the newest team in the Pacific Coast League, one of minor league baseballs two US-based AAA leagues, although the PCL is nothing new for the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Colorado Rockies National League AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox AA Tulsa Drillers A Modesto Nuts Asheville Tourists Tri-City Dust Devils R Casper Rockies The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are a minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pacific-Coast-League   (2008 words)

 Pacific League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japan's two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League).
It is often referred to as the "Pa League" in Japanese.
The Pacific and Central League champions face off at the end of the year in the Japan Series.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_League   (159 words)

 Baseball America: Pacific Coast League Looks For Solution In Portland
If the league rescinds the franchise and takes over the club, there is some legal debate as to whether the league would be responsible for the club's current debts, which include roughly $1.8 million in unpaid rent, $1.7 million in debt to local creditors and $350,000 in baseball debts, such as PCL dues.
While some believe that the league would not be responsible for the debts, other legal opinions argue that by taking away the team owner's prime asset, the franchise, the league is harming the creditors best hope of being repaid, and therefore assumes responsibility for the debts.
In addition to that sticky legal question, the league would also have to pay for the continued operation of the club, which would probably require a contribution by the other 15 PCL clubs, similar to how 29 major league baseball clubs fund the Expos.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/news/040204pcl.html   (854 words)

 Encyclopedia: Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro made his Pacific League debut in 1992 at the age of 18, but he spent most of his first two seasons with a farm team due to his manager's refusal to accept Ichiro's unorthodox swing.
A farm team, or farm club, generally refers to a minor league baseball league in the United States which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball, and which are under the control of the two major leagues and are...
At season's end, he won the American League Most Valuable Player and the Rookie of the Year awards, becoming only the second player in MLB history (after Fred Lynn) to receive both honors in the same season.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ichiro-Suzuki   (3707 words)

 Ducksnorts: Fall/Winter League Stars: Mexican Pacific League
Batters in the Mexican Pacific League tend to hit a little worse, hit for less power, and draw a lot more walks than in the big leagues (disregarding, of course, level of competition).
The son of a former big league outfielder with the same name, Matthews is an excellent athlete who is a natural centerfielder.
In the big leagues, with the Bucs and the St. Louis Cardinals, he is 17-19, with a 4.36 ERA in 361 innings.
www.ducksnorts.com /articles/1999/02111999.html   (1907 words)

 Tenniscores -=- Pacific Sun League
MEMBERSHIP IN TWO CLUBS: Any woman who is a member of two or more Pacific Sun clubs before the season starts may play in a regular division at one club and her senior division at another as long as she is a dues paying member of both clubs.
If a Pacific Sun League match is to be played during a player’s absence, the captain has the option to change team personnel, if necessary, to continue presenting the total team in order of strength.
At the discretion of the Pacific Sun Board, she may be asked to leave the League.
www.pacificsun.org /?mod=YNwIn2EeXiY=   (3390 words)

 pacific league preview
The Pacific League covers the half of the San Gabriel Valley and Pasadena area not covered by the Rio Hondo League, and it's always competitive.
The league and division are among some of the toughest around, but Muir should be able to hang with the big boys and could be playing late into March.
Even though they may take their lumps during league, Arcadia is perfectly capable of playing with the area's better teams and Jackson is a skilled and charismatic coach who should lead his group back to the playoffs for a second consecutive season.
www.socalhoops.com /CIFSections/profiles20012002/largeschoolleaguepreviews/pacificleague.htm   (2032 words)

 Pacific League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japan 's two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League).
The Pacific and Central League champions face at the end of the year in Japan Series.
Like all the Junior League Cookbooks, A Taste of Aloha from the Junior League of Honolulu is chock full of the kinds of recipes that people cook in their own kitchens.
www.freeglossary.com /Pacific_League   (509 words)

 Carlos Bernier - Pacific Coast League (PCL) 2004 Hall of Fame - MLN Sports Zone - A Minor League News Magazine
Bernier's Pacific Coast League career earns him a place in the PCL Hall of Fame, stealing 408 total bases in 11 years.
He set a league record of 41 stolen bases in the 1949-50 season that was not broken for 32 years until Rickey Henderson bested him with 42 in 1981.
In his first PCL season Bernier platooned at both shortstop and in the outfield in the Pacific Coast League, with Hollywood in 1952, Bernier scored a PCL record 105 runs with 9 home runs.
www.minorleaguenews.com /baseball/affiliated/aaa/pcl/features/articles2004/041404.1.html   (517 words)

 The Race for the Governor's Cup: The Pacific Coast League Playoffs, 1936-1954   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It's hard to go wrong when you write a book about old-time baseball, and the Pacific Coast League might have been the best of the best.Paul Zingg's and Mark Medeiros's book is in much the same vein as the equally classic Dick Dobbins books on this subject...
I was immediately "hooked" on Coast League ball and I spent the rest of the summer with my buddie...
Dick Dobbins does the job right in "The Grand Minor League", a retrospective of the old Pacific Coast League (PCL).The PCL still exists today as a AAA league - one step below the majors - but it is purely an adjunct minor league system to the two major le...
www.freeglossary.com /p:0786407603   (199 words)

 Welcome to the Pacific Art League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is still a place that treasures art and artists, that believes art has the power to uplift the human spirit, and that strives to make art a part of our lives and a part of the life of our community.
At the same time, this new identity for the League signifies a new energy here that is poised to carry us through the next stage of growth.
As we grow and change, we invite our artists, our members, our supporters, our teachers, and our patrons to grow with us, in the spirit of creativity and its expression, in order to build a place that continues to nurture the artist in all of us.
www.pacificartleague.org /logo_talk.html   (292 words)

 Mexican League | BaseballLibrary.com
Pasquel's raids netted 23 ML regulars, most of whom jumped to the Quebec Provincial League in 1948-49, and were reinstated by the majors in June 1949.
The Mexican Central League, recognized as Class-A, formed in 1960, and was joined during the decade by the short-lived Mexican Northern League, Mexican Pacific League, and Mexican Rookie League.
The last three were acknowledged farm leagues for the Mexican League, but the Mexican Central League, while hosting some farm clubs, had aspirations to equal status.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/M/Mexican_League.stm   (1001 words)

 Pacific Little League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Pacific Little League and all District 8 Little Leagues will be conducting Little League sign-ups on Saturday, January 7 and Saturday, January 14.
Little League accepts age 5 through age 18.
For the 2006 season (only), there will two exceptions - 5 year olds can still use the July 31 date as the date of determination - 12 year old graduates who were born in May, June and July will repeat their 12 year old year but can be eligible for the Junior Division.
www.pacificlittleleague.org   (216 words)

 Definition of Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro made his Pacific League debut in 1992 at the age of 18, but he spent most of two seasons with a farm team due his manager's refusal to accept Ichiro's unorthodox swing.
It was during the 1994 season that he became known as "Ichiro." Suzuki was the second most common surname in Japan, and his manager introduced the idea as a publicity stunt to help create a new image for what had been a relatively weak team and as a way to distinguish their rising star.
After the 2000 season, in which Ichiro posted his highest batting average (.387), a Pacific League record, Seattle won a bidding war among Major League teams for the rights to negotiate with him on a contract.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Ichiro_Suzuki   (1469 words)

 The Japan Times Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The kid, viewed as a possible major leaguer via the posting system as early as 2005, was being watched by scouts from at least three MLB teams: the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, on that final holiday of Golden Week.
I checked with the Pacific League office and was told the June 2 game is the only one scheduled in your town this season, but they could not say if the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks or other teams will play one or more games there in 2005 and succeeding seasons.
Various Central and Pacific League teams, including the Yomiuri Giants, played games in Kokura between 1979 and 1988, and the park was always a stop on postseason tours by visiting major league teams such as the Baltimore Orioles (1971), New York Mets (1974) and Cincinnati Reds (1978).
www.japantimes.co.jp /cgi-bin/getsp.pl5?sb20040512wg.htm   (895 words)

 Forums - 2001 All Star Game 1
And the Pacific League is well on their way to breaking their current 8 game All Star losing streak (with 1 tie).
The Pacific League is showing their power, off to an early 0-2 lead.
He lifted the ball a bit higher than others, giving it more hang time, but the Pacific League outfield was unable to get to the ball before it bounced off the wall.
www.japanesebaseball.com /forum/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=225   (2443 words)

 Portland Chapter Japanese American Citizens League - Asian Pacific American Resources
AAJA's goal is to encourage young Asian Pacific Americans to enter the ranks of journalism, work for fair and accurate coverage of Asian Pacific Americans, and increase the number of Asian Pacific American journalists and news managers in the industry.
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, formerly the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute, was established in 1995 as the only national, non-partisan, pan-Asian American organization dedicated to increasing the participation of Asian Pacific Americans in public policy and the political process.
The National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations on the continental U.S., Hawaii, the six Pacific Island jurisdictions and elsewhere.
www.pdxjacl.org /Links/APA_resources_links.html   (1437 words)

 Little League Online
All inquiries regarding local league and district activities should be directed to the appropriate regional center.
The Treasurer of Little League is Melissa Singer (msinger@littleleague.org), who, with the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for overseeing the financial affairs of Little League International.
The Director of League Development, who is responsible for responding to inquiries from potential new leagues is Dan Velte (dvelte@littleleague.org).
www.littleleague.org /about/contacts.asp   (1040 words)

 The Japan Times Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Central League stars closed the gap to 5-3 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh but Norihiro Nakamura of the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes connected for the Pacific League's fourth solo homer of the evening in the top of the ninth to make it 6-3.
Several Pacific League teams are looking to merge after the season and Japanese owners are talking about forming a single league with 10 teams.
Jojima gave the Pacific League a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a homer to left off Yokohama's Daisuke Miura, who took the loss.
www.japantimes.co.jp /cgi-bin/getsp.pl5?sb20040711a1.htm   (598 words)

 Pacific Coast League preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
P Elmer Dessens (15-8, 2.49 at Carolina) led the Southern League in wins and ERA in his first U.S. season after coming over from the Mexican League, and the Pirates are interested to see how he does moving up a level.
CF Terry Jones (.269, 51 SBs) led the Eastern League in steals and might be the fastest player in the organization.
He was the Mariners' minor league player of the year in 1995 despite missing the first several weeks of the season with a broken wrist.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/sbbw0227.htm   (1216 words)

 Pacific Coast League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Grand Minor League: An Oral History of the Old Pacific Coast League, by PCL historian Dick Dobbins is a wonderful journey of humorous anecdotes as told by former PCL players themselves.
Johnson was just as impressive in the Pacific Coast League’s second season, collecting a.458 batting average with two homers and six RBI in seven playoff contests, adding the League’s post-season MVP trophy to his crowded mantle.
Minor League Baseball’s list of the top 100 teams of all time was compiled by noted historians Bill Weiss and Marshall Wright in celebration of the100 year anniversary of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues in 2001.
www.pclbaseball.com /history   (1962 words)

 Japanese baseball leagues --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The first professional leagues were organized in 1936, but the current league structure dates to 1950.
The two main leagues in Japan are the Central League and the Pacific League.
Major League Baseball, as the combined National and American leagues in the United States are now called, faces new challenges—both external and internal—with the increase of baseball's international appeal.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9345117   (801 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Pacific Coast League takes over operation of the Portland Beavers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Just a week ago it was feared that the Beavers might not play their home opener at the downtown ballpark because the city said it had no agreement to run the building.
Rickey said there are no plans for drastic cuts in the operation of the team now that the league is overseeing its finances.
At a news conference outside of the ballpark, Rickey said the league will continue efforts to secure a permanent owner, but this was the best solution for the short-term.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20040402-1343-bbo-pcl-portland.html   (247 words)

 Forums - 2001 All Star Game 2
In to pitch for the Central League is Yakult's Fujii.
And the Pacific League is staging a comeback!
With the infield in, the force at the plate keeps the Pacific League from scoring, but there was no attempt at first.
www.japanesebaseball.com /forum/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=226   (2706 words)

 Home - Electric League of the Pacific Northwest
The Electric League of the Pacific Northwest has been a catalys, connection and resource in the electrical community for over eighty-nine years.
In addition, the League provides value-added services to our members in the form of continuing education, communication, exposure, referrals, networking, member discounts and information.
This combination gives you a strong return on your investment in the Electric League of the Pacific Northwest.
www.electricleague.net   (177 words)

 Triple-A Baseball: great Cities great Fans great Value
Triple-A Baseball, consisting of two Leagues at Minor League Baseball's highest classification, is made up of 30 teams (29 U.S./1 Canada) throughout North America which develop talent for Major League affiliates while providing affordable entertainment for fans of all ages.
Both the International and Pacific Coast Leagues boast a rich baseball history with a plethora of past and present Major League stars on the roster of club alumni.
With an innovative spirit and ability to meet the needs of sponsors at a fraction of the cost of major league level involvement, TAB offers: a reputation for family fun, expansive coverage, extended period opportunities, in-stadium and off-site programs, and most of all a commitment to satisfy every partner.
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