San Francisco Seals (Great West League)
The San Francisco Seals are a summer collegiate wood-bat club based in Alameda, California and represent the San Francisco Bay Area. Established in 1985, they joined the Great West League in 2017 having replaced the Yuba City Bears who went dormant the same day the Seals were announced as new members. The Seals play their home games at College of Alameda Stadium.
|San Francisco Seals|
|League||Great West League (2017-2018)|
|Ballpark||College of Alameda Stadium|
|Colors||Navy Blue, Sky Blue, White|
|General Manager||Abel Alcantar|
The current Seals team was named after the former minor league baseball team that played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 to 1957 at practically ALL levels of play. This team was founded by Abel Alcantar, who was a high school baseball coach at the time. He was approached by a local scout who suggested that he form a summer team for the San Francisco Public School System. So Alcantar founded the San Francisco Seals 18 & Under team. The following year he founded a 16 & Under team as well. In 1987, Alcantar continued the tradition and formed a team for those over the age of 18. Alcantar owned and funded these teams individually; he received some coaching support, but no financial assistance. All three clubs were maintained until the early 90s when he decided to concentrate his efforts on the 18 & Over collegiate team. These days the Seals are once again expanding into teams from the youth levels all the way to collegiate level. Coach Alcantar has a well qualified coaching career and has also been fortunate enough to be a professional baseball scout for few MLB clubs. Some of the places he has had coaching stints at are City College of San Francisco, Skyline College, Laney College, and Cal State East Bay. The Major League Baseball teams he was an associated scout for included the Milwaukee Brewers and New York Mets.
On November 7, 2017, the GWL announced that the Seals were joining the GWL replacing the Yuba City Bears for 2018.
|2018||Great West League||none||21-33||4th||Abel Alcantar||missed playoffs|
To be announced
- Abel Alcantar - Head Coach
- Isias Alcantar - Assistant Coach
- Todd Surdez - Assistant Coach
- Joe Kuschell - Pitching Coach
- TBD - Athletic Trainer
To be announced...