Pacific Association

Pacific Association
of Professional Baseball Clubs
Sport Baseball
Founded 2013
No. of teams 6
Country United States
Most recent
Vallejo Admirals (2017)
Most titles San Rafael Pacifics (2)
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]


The league features a 80 game split-season that runs from June to August. First half winners face the second half winner in a one-game playoff (if needed) for the championship. On top of a salary, each player in the league is also provided housing accommodations and two meals a day six days a week.

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. Two more teams, Napa Silverados and Martinez Clippers, were added as expansion teams beginning play in 2018.[4][5]

In 2017 San Francisco businessman and entrepreneur Jonathan Stone was named league commissioner.[6]


Team First Season City Stadium Capacity
Martinez Clippers 2018 Martinez, California Joe DiMaggio Field at Waterfront Park 350[7]
Napa Silverados 2018 Napa, California NVC Storm Field
Pittsburg Diamonds 2014 Pittsburg, California Winter Chevrolet Stadium
San Rafael Pacifics 2013 San Rafael, California Albert Park 1,200[8]
Sonoma Stompers 2014[9] Sonoma, California Peoples Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field 1,400[8]
Vallejo Admirals 2013 Vallejo, California Wilson Park 500[8]

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[10] none
2015 Sonoma Stompers San Rafael Pacifics San Rafael Pacifics 4–3[11]
2016 Sonoma Stompers Sonoma Stompers Sonoma Stompers none
2017 Sonoma Stompers Vallejo Admirals Vallejo Admirals 11–8[12]


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[13] Patrick Conroy, San Rafael[14] JR Bunda, San Rafael[15] Marquis Hutchinson, Vallejo[16] Takashi Miyoshi, Sonoma[17] Theo Fightmaster, Sonoma
2017 Tillman Pugh, Vallejo [18] Tyler Garkow, Sonoma [19] Sammy Gervacio, Vallejo [20] Michael Rizzitello, San Rafael[20] PJ Phillips, Vallejo / Takashi Miyoshi, Sonoma [21] none


Max Beatty, San Rafael Pacifics - Chicago White Sox[22]

Matt Chavez, San Rafael Pacifics - San Diego Padres[23]

Tim Holmes, Vallejo Admirals - New York Yankees[24]

Jayce Ray, Sonoma Stompers - Boston Red Sox[25]

Santos Salvidar, Sonoma Stompers - Milwaukee Brewers[26]

Nathan Tomaszewski, Vallejo Admirals - Pittsburgh Pirates[27]


  1. "New for 2013: Pacific Association". Ballpark Digest. January 12, 2013.
  2. "Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs Announced". Baseball de World. January 14, 2013.
  3. "Hawaii Stars baseball team suspended". West Hawaii Today. March 18, 2014.
  4. "New for 2018: Napa Silverados". Ballpark Digest. 29 June 2017.
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  6. Editors, Ballpark Digest (2017-05-05). "Jonathan Stone Named Pacific Association Commissioner". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  7. "Martinez quickly embraces new ballclub, despite team's rocky start". East Bay Times. 2018-06-02. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  8. 1 2 3 Knight, Graham. "2017 Professional Baseball Ballparks". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  9. "Pacific Association returns in 2014 with new Sonoma team". Ballpark Digest. January 15, 2014.
  10. "BR Bullpen". Baseball Reference. February 22, 2016.
  11. "San Rafael Pacifics Win 2015 Pacific Association Championship". Independent Baseball. September 2, 2015.
  12. "Vallejo Admirals are 2017 Pacific Association champions!". Vallejo Times-Herald. 2 September 2017.
  13. "Latest News". Sonoma Stompers Baseball. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  14. "Pacifics Baseball Club - Patrick Conroy Named Pitcher of the Year". Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  15. "Pacifics Baseball Club - JR Bunda Named Reliever of the Year". Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  16. "Marquis Hutchinson Named Pacific Association 2016 Rookie of the Year | Vallejo Admirals". Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  17. "Latest News". Sonoma Stompers Baseball. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
  18. "Pugh Named League MVP | Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs". Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  19. "Garkow Named 2017 Pitcher of the Year | Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs". Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  20. 1 2 "Rizzitello, Gervacio receive Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year Honors | Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs". Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  21. "League Honors Dual Managers of the Year in Miyoshi, Phillips | Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs". Retrieved 2018-01-27.
  22. "Pacifics enjoy thrill ride". San Rafael News Pointer. 16 June 2016.
  23. "Slugging first baseman Matt Chavez signs with San Diego Padres". Marin Independent Journal. August 19, 2015.
  24. "Vallejo Admirals closer Tim Holmes signs with New York Yankees organization". Vallejo Times-Herald. 17 June 2016.
  25. "Ray Receives Affiliated Opportunity". OurSportsCentral. October 20, 2015.
  26. "Brewers sign Santos Saldivar from Sonoma Stompers". Today's Knuckleball. 19 May 2016.
  27. "Ex-Vallejo Admirals slugger playing in Pirates' organization". Vallejo Times-Herald. May 24, 2014.
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