San Rafael Pacifics
The San Rafael Pacifics are a professional baseball team based in San Rafael, California, United States and are a charter franchise of the six-team Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, an independent professional baseball circuit not affiliated with Major League Baseball.
|San Rafael Pacifics|
|League||Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs|
|Location||San Rafael, California|
|League championships||4 (NABL, 2012), (PA,2014, 2015, 2018)|
|Colors||Navy blue, light blue, white|
The Pacifics franchise was launched by Centerfield Partners LLC of Dublin, California. Along with a sister team owned and operated by Centerfield Partners, the Sonoma County Grapes, the Pacifics made their debut in the 2012 baseball season at 1,000-seat Albert Park in San Rafael. The team is now owned by Redwood Sports and Entertainment.
The owner of the Pacifics is Gabe Suárez, a baseball veteran with previous managerial and front office experience.
North American League
The North American Baseball League was a nine-year-old, ten-team, professional, independent minor league formed from teams of the former Golden Baseball and United Baseball leagues. Play is typically described as A- to AA- caliber baseball, with players primarily coming from previous stints in the major league-affiliated AAA-, AA-, and A- leagues. The North American Baseball League folded in 2012. The Pacifics were the final champions of the league.
Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs
The Pacifics' ownership, Redwood Sports and Entertainment, took the four former Northern Division teams from the NAL and created a new league, the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. The league initially consisted of the Pacifics, Na Koa Ikaika Maui (also formerly of the GBL), Hawaii Stars and Sonoma County Grapes. However, the Grapes folded and were replaced by the Vallejo Admirals.
In 2014 both Hawaii teams folded and the Sonoma Stompers and the Pittsburg Diamonds were added to the league.
In December 2018, the team announced that the team was purchased by Gabe Suárez.
San Rafael Pacifics roster
- Shea, John (2012-02-12). "San Rafael professional baseball team promises fun". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- San Rafael Pacifics Team For Sale, Pacifics' official website, August 29, 2018
- San Rafael Pacifics owner Gabriel Suarez has lengthy baseball background, Marin Independent Journal, December 28, 2018