Medford Dodgers

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Medford Giants / Dodgers
19671971
Medford, Oregon
Class-level
Previous Class A-Short Season
Minor league affiliations
League Northwest League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 1967, 1969
Team data
Previous names
  • Medford Dodgers (1970–1971)
  • Rogue Valley Dodgers (1969)
  • Medford Giants (1967–1968)
Previous parks
Miles Field

The Medford Giants / Dodgers were a minor league baseball team based in Medford, Oregon, that played in the Class A-Short Season Northwest League.

Originally the "Medford Giants" for two seasons, they were the affiliate of the San Francisco Giants in 1967 and 1968. Affiliation was switched to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1969 and became the "Rogue Valley Dodgers" for a season, then the "Medford Dodgers" in 1971 and 1972. They were managed by Bill Berrier.

The Dodgers moved their NWL affiliate to Spokane in 1972,[1][2] which had been their AAA team in the Pacific Coast League since 1958, when they moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.[1] Spokane returned to the PCL in 1973 as the Texas Rangers affiliate and the Dodgers moved their NWL affiliation west to Bellingham.

The Northwest League returned to Medford and Miles Field in 1979 when the Bend Timber Hawks moved south after one season and became the Medford A's.[3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Missildine, Harry (December 13, 1971). "Baseball set for Spokane". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Lynch, Mike (February 3, 1972). "Ken Merkel heads club". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 15. 
  3. ^ "Emmans clears final hurdle in Medford". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. February 15, 1979. p. 14. 
  4. ^ Welch, Bob (November 14, 1978). "Farewell to the Timber Hawks?". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. p. 18. 
  5. ^ Welch, Bob (January 31, 1979). "Public says yes in survey". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. p. 18. 
  6. ^ Welch, Bob (July 4, 1979). "Seeing too much red at Genna". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. p. 12. 

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