PCL Redux

Opening Week 1935


The defending league champions have not skipped a beat. Seattle is off and running with a 6-0 record and a two-game lead over Mission and Oakland (both 4-2) after one week of P.C.L. action. First baseman Ray Jacobs, a 34-year-old veteran who was rarely utilized last season, was dominant this week, hitting .440 with three home runs and eight runs batted in. Catcher Biz Mackey also homered three times, and left fielder Max West homered twice. The Rainiers have already hit 11 home runs.

Rounding out the standings, Los Angeles and San Diego (both 3-3) split six games and are tied for fourth place, Sacramento and Seattle are 2-4 and tied for sixth, and Portland, having had the bad luck to play only the red-hot Rainiers, are in the cellar at 0-6.

1935-1936 Off-Season

Lane Field

The Hollywood Stars are no more. Frustrated by their inability to find a suitable site in the Los Angeles area to build their own stadium, and unwilling to tolerate the rent hike imposed on them by their landlords, the Angels, the club has packed its bags and headed to greener pastures.

They will call themselves the San Diego Padres, and will set up shop at the newly-constructed Lane Field at the corner of North Harbor Drive and West Broadway, just across from the West Broadway Pier in the fast-growing port city of San Diego. The ballpark, for now an all-wooden, uncovered structure, seats 10,000.