21 Facts About Portland Beavers


Portland Beavers was the name of separate minor league baseball teams, which represented Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Coast League .

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In 2010, the Portland Beavers were sold to Jeff Moorad, owner of the San Diego Padres.

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The 1906 Portland Beavers were recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.

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In 1910, Portland Beavers won another pennant behind the pitching of Vean Gregg and Gene Krapp.

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Portland Beavers repeated as PCL champs in 1911 fielding four 20-game-winning pitchers.

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The PCL, and the Portland Beavers, moved into this new classification from the previous top tier Class A league.

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From 1911 to 1914 the Portland Beavers had their own farm team which played in the Northwest League .

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Portland Beavers had an informal relationship with the Cleveland Indians through much of the 1910s that saw many future major league stars come through Portland Beavers to fine-tune their skills.

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Portland Beavers played well in 1913 and 1914, winning the pennant both seasons.

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Portland Beavers was fired mid-season, though, as he was not able to generate support from the players.

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In 1929, the Beavers changed their name to the Portland Ducks, bearing a duck on their uniform, and were occasionally known that year as the Portland Rosebuds.

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In 1937, the Portland Beavers finished in fourth place, but made it to the playoffs defeating San Francisco in the first round before losing to the San Diego team featuring a young Ted Williams.

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Somehow, the Portland Beavers still moved up in the league, finishing second in 1944.

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In 1946, the Portland Beavers fell to the bottom half of the league, finishing in seventh place, 41 games out of first.

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Portland Beavers pitched 25 innings for the Beavers, striking out 19 and giving up 18 earned runs without recording a decision.

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The new Portland Beavers played in Civic Stadium for sixteen seasons through 1993.

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The Portland Beavers Rockies played in the Rose City for the next six seasons and served an important role for the city, whose demand for a major league team was growing.

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The Albuquerque Dukes moved to Portland and became the Beavers, as the Padres' top affiliate.

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The single-A Portland Beavers Rockies moved up the Columbia River to Pasco and became the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2001.

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In 2009, the city of Portland Beavers was awarded a Major League Soccer expansion franchise for 2011, to be named the Portland Beavers Timbers.

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Portland Beavers area was without minor league baseball in 2011 and 2012.

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