The Portland Rockies were a minor-league baseball team that played in Portland, Oregon from 1995-2000. They were a single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Their name and logo mimicked the mountain theme of the Colorado club, even though Portland is not located in the Rocky Mountains. A rose was added to the Portland team's cap logo to signify Portland's nickname, the "Rose City".
The Rockies (previously located in Bend, Oregon as the Bend Rockies) moved into Civic Stadium (now known as Jeld-Wen Field) when the Portland Beavers were moved to Salt Lake City, Utah by then-owner Joe Buzas in 1994. The Rockies played in the short-season Northwest League and had some success, including a league championship in 1997. Although few single-A teams play in cities as large as Portland, the Rockies were able to maintain local interest in baseball.
In 2000, PGE Park was renovated and a new incarnation of the AAA Beavers moved into the stadium in 2001. The Rockies moved to Pasco, Washington where they became the Tri-City Dust Devils.
Notable former Rockies include current MLB players Chone Figgins, Juan Pierre, Clint Barmes, Brad Hawpe, Jake Westbrook, and Garrett Atkins.
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