Santa Barbara Dodgers

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Santa Barbara Dodgers
19411967
(1941-1942, 1946-1953, 1962-1967)
Santa Barbara, California
Class-level
  • Class A (1963-1967)
  • Class C (1941-1942, 1946-1953, 1962)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Santa Barbara Dodgers (1964-1967)
  • Santa Barbara Rancheros (1962-1963)
  • Santa Barbara Dodgers (1946-1953)
  • Santa Barbara Saints (1941-1942)
Ballpark
  • Laguna Park
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1941, 1948, 1951)

The Santa Barbara Dodgers were a minor league baseball team in the Single-A California League, based in Santa Barbara, California.

They were an affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers and later the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1941-1953 and 1964-1967. They won the league championships in 1941, 1948 and 1951. The Dodgers entered the California League in 1964 to replace the Santa Barbara Rancheros.[1] The Dodgers' home stadium was Laguna Park.[1] The Dodgers were plagued by low crowd attendances, averaging only 225 spectators per game.[2] At the end of the 1967 season the franchise was transferred to Bakersfield, California.[1] Laguna Park was demolished in 1970, and replaced by a parking lot,[2] and no professional team has been based in Santa Barbara since then.[1]

Names[edit]

  • Santa Barbara Saints (1941-1942)
  • Santa Barbara Dodgers (1946-1953)
  • Santa Barbara Rancheros (1962-1963)
  • Santa Barbara Dodgers (1964-1967)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Crossley, Andy. "1964-1967 Santa Barbara Dodgers". http://www.funwhileitlasted.net. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Brantingham, Barney. "The Short, Happy Life of Laguna Ball Park". http://www.independent.com/news/2011/may/05/short-happy-life-laguna-ball-park/. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

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