Santa Barbara Dodgers

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Santa Barbara Dodgers
(1941–1942, 1946–1953, 1962–1967)
Santa Barbara, California
  • Class A (1963–1967)
  • Class C (1941–1942, 1946–1953, 1962)
Minor league affiliations
League California League
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 3 (1941, 1948, 1951)
Team data
Previous names
  • Santa Barbara Dodgers (1964–1967)
  • Santa Barbara Rancheros (1962–1963)
  • Santa Barbara Dodgers (1946–1953)
  • Santa Barbara Saints (1941–1942)
Previous parks
Laguna Park

The Santa Barbara Dodgers were a minor league baseball team in the Class A California League based in the Pacific Ocean coastal resort city of Santa Barbara, California.

They were an affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers (in Brooklyn, New York) of the National League and later their successors, the Los Angeles Dodgers (after 1955) 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 previous Santa Barbara Rancheros.[1] The Dodgers' home stadium was Laguna Ball Park.[1] The S.B. Dodgers were plagued by low crowd attendances, averaging only 225 spectators per game.[2] At the end of the 1967 season the Santa Barbara Dodgers franchise was transferred east to Bakersfield, California.[1] The Laguna Park stadium was demolished in 1970, and replaced by a parking lot,[2] and no professional minor league baseball team has been based in Santa Barbara since then.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Baseball Hall of Fame alumni

Notable alumni

  • Paul Blair (1962) 2 x MLB All-Star; 8 x Gold Glove
  • Larry Sherry (1953) 1959 World Series Most Valuable Player


  1. ^ a b c d Crossley, Andy. "1964-1967 Santa Barbara Dodgers". Fun While It Lasted. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Brantingham, Barney. "The Short, Happy Life of Laguna Ball Park". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

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