Pacific Association

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Pacific Association
of Professional Baseball Clubs
Sport Baseball
Founded 2013
No. of teams 3
Country United States
Most recent champion(s) San Rafael Pacifics (2019)
Most titles San Rafael Pacifics (4)
Official website

The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs is an independent baseball league based in Northern California. The league was founded in 2013 by four former North American League teams.[1]


During the initial season, two Hawaii-based teams, the Hawaii Stars and the Maui Warriors, played inter-league games against the Baseball Challenge League of Japan; California teams played against the Freedom Pro League of Arizona.[2]

Both Hawaii teams, the Stars and the Warriors, ceased operations after playing the 2013 season due to the travel costs of bringing in opponents from Northern California.[3] The East Bay Lumberjacks also did not return for a second season.

Two expansion clubs were added in 2014 (Sonoma Stompers and Pittsburg Mettle) bringing the total number of teams to four.

In 2017 San Francisco businessman and entrepreneur Jonathan Stone was named league commissioner.[4]

Expansion came again in 2018 with the addition of Martinez Clippers and Napa Silverados.[5][6] This brought the league to an all-time high of six member clubs.

Before the 2019 season the league lost two teams, Martinez and Pittsburg, which both folded and replaced by Pecos League teams in 2020. To replace them the Salina Stockade were added to the league as a travel team.[7]

Prior to the 2020 season, San Rafael left the league for the Pecos League and were replaced by the California Dogecoin. The Salina Stockade moved back to The Western League, bringing the Pacific Association back down to four clubs. After the season was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dogecoin were removed from the league website without having played a game. The 2020 season was officially cancelled on July 17, 2020.


Team First Season City Stadium Capacity
Napa Silverados 2018 Napa, California Miner Family Field
Sonoma Stompers 2014[8] Sonoma, California Arnold Field 1,400[9]
Vallejo Admirals 2013 Vallejo, California Wilson Park 500[9]

Former teams

League timeline

League members Former Team


Season 1st Half Winner 2nd Half Winner League Champion Playoff Game Result
2013 Na Koa Ikaika Maui San Rafael Pacifics Na Koa Ikaika Maui 6–1
2014 San Rafael Pacifics San Rafael Pacifics San Rafael Pacifics[12] none
2015 Sonoma Stompers San Rafael Pacifics San Rafael Pacifics 4–3[13]
2016 Sonoma Stompers Sonoma Stompers Sonoma Stompers none
2017 Sonoma Stompers Vallejo Admirals Vallejo Admirals 11–8[14]
Regular season winner Record Playoff Champion Playoff Result
2018 Sonoma Stompers 57-23 San Rafael Pacifics 6–0[15]
2019 Sonoma Stompers 45-19 San Rafael Pacifics 2-1 (best of three)[16]


Season League MVP Pitcher of the Year Reliever of the Year Rookie of the Year Manager of the Year Executive of the Year
2014 Jayce Ray, Sonoma Patrick Conroy, San Rafael Collin Allen, San Rafael Jordan Hinshaw, Vallejo Garry Templeton II, Vallejo none
2015 Matt Chavez, San Rafael Max Beatty, San Rafael Sean Conroy, Sonoma Mark Hurley, Sonoma Aaron Miles, Pittsburg Mike Shaprio, San Rafael
2016 Joel Carranza, Sonoma[17] Patrick Conroy, San Rafael[18] JR Bunda, San Rafael[19] Marquis Hutchinson, Vallejo[20] Takashi Miyoshi, Sonoma[17] Theo Fightmaster, Sonoma
2017 Tillman Pugh, Vallejo [21] Tyler Garkow, Sonoma [22] Sammy Gervacio, Vallejo [23] Michael Rizzitello, San Rafael[23] PJ Phillips, Vallejo / Takashi Miyoshi, Sonoma [24] Kevin Reilly, Vallejo
2018 Javion Randle, San Rafael Jared Koenig, San Rafael Jacob Cox, Sonoma Kenny Meimerstorf, Sonoma Zack Pace, Sonoma Brett Creamer, Sonoma
2019 Raúl Navarro, San Rafael Dakota Freese, Vallejo Jailen Peguero, San Rafael / Ryan Richardson, Sonoma Zane Gelphman, Salina/San Rafael Zack Pace, Sonoma Brett Creamer, Sonoma


Max Beatty, San Rafael Pacifics - Chicago White Sox[25]

Matt Chavez, San Rafael Pacifics - San Diego Padres[26]

Tim Holmes, Vallejo Admirals - New York Yankees[27]

Brian McKenna, Vallejo Admirals - Miami Marlins[28]

Jayce Ray, Sonoma Stompers - Boston Red Sox[29]

Santos Salvidar, Sonoma Stompers - Milwaukee Brewers[30]

Nathan Tomaszewski, Vallejo Admirals - Pittsburgh Pirates[31]

Cole Watts, Sonoma Stompers - Kansas City Royals[32]


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