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Encyclopedia > Northwest League
Northwest League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1955
No. of teams 8
Country Flag of United States United States
Defending champions Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
Official website Official Website

The Northwest League is a class A minor league. The league is the descendant of the Western International League which ran as a class B league from 1937-1951 (with time out for WWII) and class A from 1952-1954. The league changed its named and dropped back down to class B for the 1955 season. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... See also: 1954 in sports, other events of 1955, 1956 in sports and the list of years in sports. // [edit] Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Bob Sweikert won the Indianapolis 500 Bob Sweikert won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Western International League was a mid- to higher-level circuit in American and Canadian minor league baseball. ...


The Northwest League (or the Northwestern League) has existed in various forms since 1901, and has been in its current incarnation since 1955. 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The original seven charter teams were the Salem Senators, Eugene Emeralds, Yakima Bears, Spokane Indians, Tri-City Braves, Wenatchee Chiefs, and the Lewiston (Idaho) Broncs. At the time of its 50th anniversary season in 2004, five of the seven original cities were still in the league. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The league is classified as a short-season Class A league, which means that its season does not start until June, after major-league teams have signed their amateur draft picks to professional contracts, and ends in September. It has eight teams, each of which is associated with an MLB team: This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Current Teams

East Division
Name MLB Affiliation Stadium
Boise Hawks Chicago Cubs Memorial Stadium
Spokane Indians Texas Rangers Avista Stadium
Tri-City Dust Devils Colorado Rockies Tri-City Stadium
Yakima Bears Arizona Diamondbacks Yakima County Stadium
West Division
Name MLB Affiliation Stadium
Eugene Emeralds San Diego Padres Civic Stadium
Everett AquaSox Seattle Mariners Everett Memorial Stadium
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes San Francisco Giants Volcanoes Stadium
Vancouver Canadians Oakland Athletics Nat Bailey Stadium

Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team in Boise, Idaho, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Memorial Stadium is a 4,500 seat baseball facility on the banks of the Boise River in Boise, Idaho. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Spokane Indians are a minor league baseball team in Spokane, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26,34,42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Ballpark Ameriquest Field in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Avista Stadium is a stadium in Spokane, Washington. ... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Ballpark Coors Field (1995–present) Mile High Stadium (1993-1994) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (0) None Wild card... Tri-City Stadium is a stadium in Pasco, Washington. ... League Northwest League Division Eastern Year founded 1990 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Yakima County Stadium Previous home ballparks Parker Field City Yakima, Washington Current uniform colors black, white, red, blue Previous uniform colors Logo design Bear wearing a Y ballcap holding a baseball bat Division titles (current... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) formerly known as Bank One Ballpark (1998-2005) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 National League West Division titles (3) 2002... Yakima County Stadium is a stadium in Yakima, Washington. ... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 1955 (1974 as current version in NWL) Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Civic Stadium Previous home ballparks Bethel Park City Eugene, Oregon Current uniform colors white, metallic gold, emerald green, navy blue Previous uniform colors red, white and blue; green... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Civic Stadium is a baseball field located on the corner of 24th and Willamette Street in Eugene, Oregon. ... The Everett AquaSox are a minor league baseball team in Everett, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of the Seattle Mariners since 1995. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) The Kingdome (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths... Everett Memorial Stadium is a stadium in Everett, Washington. ... Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... Volcanoes Stadium is a stadium in Keiser, Oregon. ... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 2000 Major League affiliation Oakland Athletics Home ballpark Nat Bailey Stadium Previous home ballparks City Vancouver, British Columbia Current uniform colors Red, White, and Blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A block C or script V Division titles 2 (2004,2005) League titles... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Nat Bailey Stadium (known affectionately as The Nat) is home to the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League and also plays host to the University of British Columbia baseball team. ...

Former Northwest League Teams (1955-)

  • Tri-City A's
  • Tri-City Angels
  • Tri-City Atoms
  • Tri-City Braves
  • Tri-City Dust Devils
  • Tri-City Padres
  • Tri-City Ports
  • Tri-City Triplets
  • Vancouver Canadians
  • Victoria Mussels
  • Walla Walla Bears
  • Walla Walla Islanders
  • Walla Walla Padres
  • Walla Walla Phillies
  • Wenatchee Chiefs
  • Yakima Bears
  • Yakima Valley Braves

Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team in Boise, Idaho, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm... Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team in Boise, Idaho, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm... Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team in Boise, Idaho, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 1955 (1974 as current version in NWL) Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Civic Stadium Previous home ballparks Bethel Park City Eugene, Oregon Current uniform colors white, metallic gold, emerald green, navy blue Previous uniform colors red, white and blue; green... The Everett AquaSox are a minor league baseball team in Everett, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of the Seattle Mariners since 1995. ... The Everett AquaSox are a minor league baseball team in Everett, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of the Seattle Mariners since 1995. ... The Grays Harbor Ports played in the 1976 Northwest League of minor league baseball, going 26-46, the worst record in the league. ... The Lewiston Broncos were a minor league baseball team. ... The Portland Mavericks were a minor league baseball team in Portland, Oregon, USA. They were a Class A team in the Northwest League from 1973 to 1977. ... The Portland Rockies were a minor-league baseball team that played in Portland, Oregon from 1994-2000. ... Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Seattle Rainiers, originally named the Seattle Indians, were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 through 1906, and from 1919 though 1968. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Spokane Indians are a minor league baseball team in Spokane, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... League Northwest League Division Eastern Year founded 2001 Major League affiliation Colorado Rockies Home ballpark Tri-City Stadium Previous home ballparks City Pasco, Washington Current uniform colors Previous uniform colors navy blue, gold, white Logo design Stylized block TC on hat, cartoon dust devil alternate Division titles 0 League titles... The Tri-City Dust Devils are a minor league baseball team in Pasco, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League and have been a farm team of the Colorado Rockies since 2001. ... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 2000 Major League affiliation Oakland Athletics Home ballpark Nat Bailey Stadium Previous home ballparks City Vancouver, British Columbia Current uniform colors Red, White, and Blue Previous uniform colors Logo design A block C or script V Division titles 2 (2004,2005) League titles... League Northwest League Division Eastern Year founded 1990 Major League affiliation Arizona Diamondbacks Home ballpark Yakima County Stadium Previous home ballparks Parker Field City Yakima, Washington Current uniform colors black, white, red, blue Previous uniform colors Logo design Bear wearing a Y ballcap holding a baseball bat Division titles (current...

Notable Alumni

Three alumn of the Northwest League are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame: Reggie Jackson (Lewiston Broncs, 1966), Ozzie Smith (Walla Walla Padres, 1977), and Tony Gwynn (Walla Walla Padres, 1981). The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Osborne Earl Smith (born December 26, 1954 in Mobile, Alabama), is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball, a 13-time Gold Glove Award winner who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Anthony Keith Tony Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, widely considered one of the best hitters in baseball history. ...


Other notable alumni include:
-Sandy Alomar, Jr. (Spokane Indians, 1984)
-Garrett Atkins (Portland Rockies, 2000)
-Jim Bounton (Portland Mavericks, 1973 & 1977)
-Jason Bartlett (Eugene Emeralds, 2001)
-José Canseco (Medford A's, 1983)
-Eric Davis (Eugene Emeralds, 1980-81)
-Todd Field (Portland Mavericks batboy, 1976 & 1977)
-Chone Figgins (Portland Rockies, 1998)
-George Foster (Medford Giants, 1968)
-Julio Franco (Central Oregon Phillies, 1979)
-Tom Gordon (Eugene Emeralds, 1987)
-Khalil Greene (Eugene Emeralds, 2002) -Ken Griffey, Jr. (Bellingham Mariners, 1987)
-Pedro Guerrero (Bellingham Dodgers, 1974)
-Rickey Henderson (Boise A's, 1976)
-Rick Monday (Lewiston Broncs, 1965)
-Joe Nathan (Bellingham Giants, 1995; Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 1997)
-Mike Piazza (Salem Dodgers, 1989)
-Kurt Russell (Portland Mavericks, 1977)
-Mike Scioscia (Bellingham Dodgers, 1976)
-Reggie Thomas (Portland Mavericks, 1975 & 1976)
Santos Sandy Alomar Velázquez, Jr. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Spokane Indians are a minor league baseball team in Spokane, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of... Garrett Bernard Atkins (born December 12, 1979 in Orange, California) has been the third baseman for the Major League Baseball team the Colorado Rockies since 2003. ... The Portland Rockies were a minor-league baseball team that played in Portland, Oregon from 1994-2000. ... The Portland Mavericks were a minor league baseball team in Portland, Oregon, USA. They were a Class A team in the Northwest League from 1973 to 1977. ... Jason Alan Bartlett (born October 30, 1979 in Mountain View, California) is a Major League Baseball shortstop, currently on the active roster for the Minnesota Twins. ... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 1955 (1974 as current version in NWL) Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Civic Stadium Previous home ballparks Bethel Park City Eugene, Oregon Current uniform colors white, metallic gold, emerald green, navy blue Previous uniform colors red, white and blue; green... José Canseco y Capas, Jr. ... To see the Football player see Eric Davis (football player) Caption Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 Eric Keith Davis (born May 29, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder for several Major League Baseball teams. ... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 1955 (1974 as current version in NWL) Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Civic Stadium Previous home ballparks Bethel Park City Eugene, Oregon Current uniform colors white, metallic gold, emerald green, navy blue Previous uniform colors red, white and blue; green... Todd Field (born William Todd Field) February 24, 1964, in Pomona, California; is an American actor and Academy Award-nominated writer/director. ... The Portland Mavericks were a minor league baseball team in Portland, Oregon, USA. They were a Class A team in the Northwest League from 1973 to 1977. ... Desmond DeChone (Chone) Figgins (born January 22, 1978 in Leary, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball utility player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Chone is pronounced similarly to Shawn). Figgins is well-renowned as one of the top utility players in the major leagues, possessing the ability to... The Portland Rockies were a minor-league baseball team that played in Portland, Oregon from 1994-2000. ... George Foster (1970s) George Arthur Foster (born December 1, 1948, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a former left fielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox from 1969-1986. ... Julio César Robles Franco (born August 23, 1958 in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the New York Mets. ... Thomas Gordon (born November 18, 1967 in Sebring, Florida), nicknamed Flash, is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 1955 (1974 as current version in NWL) Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Civic Stadium Previous home ballparks Bethel Park City Eugene, Oregon Current uniform colors white, metallic gold, emerald green, navy blue Previous uniform colors red, white and blue; green... Khalil Thabit Greene (born October 21, 1979 in Butler, Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the San Diego Padres. ... League Northwest League Division Western Year founded 1955 (1974 as current version in NWL) Major League affiliation San Diego Padres Home ballpark Civic Stadium Previous home ballparks Bethel Park City Eugene, Oregon Current uniform colors white, metallic gold, emerald green, navy blue Previous uniform colors red, white and blue; green... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... Pedro Guerrero (born June 29, 1956 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his career (1978-1992) with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is baseballs major-league all-time leader by a very wide margin in stolen bases. ... Robert James (Rick) Monday, Jr. ... Joseph Michael Nathan (born November 22, 1974 in Houston, Texas) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Minnesota Twins (since 2004). ... Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA) is a U.S. Major League Baseball player for the Oakland Athletics. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... The Portland Mavericks were a minor league baseball team in Portland, Oregon, USA. They were a Class A team in the Northwest League from 1973 to 1977. ... Mike Scioscia, left, argues with the umpire about a call. ... The Portland Mavericks were a minor league baseball team in Portland, Oregon, USA. They were a Class A team in the Northwest League from 1973 to 1977. ...


See also

The table below lists domestic sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season. ...

External links

  • Northwest League website
Northwest League
Eastern Division Western Division
Boise Hawks | Spokane Indians | Tri-City Dust Devils | Yakima Bears Eugene Emeralds | Everett AquaSox | Salem-Keizer Volcanoes | Vancouver Canadians

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