[2] After the 2013 season, the Padres instead moved to El Paso, Texas and became the El Paso Chihuahuas. Portland vs. Seattle would be a fun rivalry to watch. The Beavers finished last in 1907, and second in 1908 and 1909. ", "No turning back for Portland's Salt Lake-bound Beavers", "Bend Rockies baseball moves over to Portland", "Merritt Paulson, new owner of the Beavers and Timbers, stages a 'Grand Reopening' tonight at PGE Park. The year also marked the end of their relationship with the Cleveland Indians. [16] Each team played the others twice and it was won by the Tidewater Tides of the IL with three wins. What's your favorite? MLB to Portland – Potential team names User Name: Remember Me: Password Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! When Benevento died in 1969, The Oregonian stated, "He adored kids...he loved baseball...and most of all he loved people." The PCL expanded in 1978 and added a new team in Portland, calling themselves the Beavers, displacing the single-A Mavericks. Initial plans called for the new ballpark to be built at the site currently occupied by the Memorial Coliseum, which would have been torn down,[26] but public outcry about demolishing a Portland landmark led Portland mayor Sam Adams to propose a second site in the Rose Quarter area north of Memorial Coliseum. After being without a team in 1994, the Class A Rockies of the Northwest League relocated from Bend for the 1995 season. Blue Socks? [4] Beavers player Mike Mitchell led the PCL in home runs with six, the fewest ever to lead the PCL. The Portland Beavers was the name of separate minor league baseball teams, which represented Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). © 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. The single-A Portland Rockies moved up the Columbia River to Pasco and became the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2001. The team then changed its name to the Portland Steel for the 2016 AFL season. In 1910, Portland won another pennant behind the pitching of Vean Gregg and Gene Krapp. Despite winning the pennant, the team lost to San Francisco in the first round of the playoffs. After the 2012 season, the NWL Yakima Bears relocated to a new 4,500-seat stadium in the northwest suburb of Hillsboro and became the Hillsboro Hops. If there are Ducks fans ignorant enough to not support a potential Portland MLB franchise because the team name, which also happens to be the state animal, is the same as OSU’s mascot, then I don’t think that franchise would want those people as fans anyways. Portland MLB expansion team. The new Beavers played in Civic Stadium for sixteen seasons through 1993. Then-Portland Mayor Vera Katz and other officials went to New York City to address the committee that was in charge of the Expos relocation. MLB in Charlotte and Portland. After the 1921 season, the McCredies sold the team to Walter Klepper who had been president of the Seattle team. Due to the Beavers' withdrawal from the PCL, the league offered Sacramento a franchise to replace the Portland team, while the McCredies continued to own the baseball club in Portland. Prior to the Portland Thunder/Steel, Portland had the Arena Football League team the Portland Forest Dragons. In 1912, Judge McCredie helped get a new 12,000-seat grandstand built at Vaughn Street Park. You decide. The team finished in seventh place, only ahead of last-place Seattle who was also an expansion team that year. Anyone who has played a game of Oregon Trail knows that wagon wheels are the thing that brought white people to Oregon. [10] The 1924 season was also noteworthy in that future Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane played on the team. For those interested in accuracy, the Loggers might be a better team. The team folded after the 2016 season. Let’s be the first! Like beavers but think they aren’t rat-like enough? Ballpark Digest. Either would work. Following the 1934 season, E.J. Longtime head groundskeeper Rocky Benevento started working for the Beavers in 1927. Many baseball teams have been known as the Portland Beavers; the most recent club, which began operating in 2001, recognized the history of all previous incarnations as its own, stating it was established in 1903, the same year the Pacific Coast League was established. But there has still been progress. A decade later, Beavers owner Joe Buzas moved the team after the 1993 season east to Salt Lake City,[18] where they became the Salt Lake Buzz in 1994 in a brand new ballpark. To commemorate Portland's 1945 pennant win, Portland held a banquet at the Multnomah Hotel (now the downtown Portland Embassy Suites). In years of 1997, 1998, and 1999, the Forest Dragons compiled records of 2–12, 4–10, and 7–7, never making the playoffs while in Portland. [24] The Portland City Council approved a $31 million agreement to renovate PGE Park to a soccer- and football-only stadium, with the condition that a new ballpark be built in Portland for the Beavers by 2011.[25]. Tuesday's official announcement that an amateur baseball team will play home games at Lents Park in east Portland … Vote below or comment with another idea. NFL in LA, Toronto and Birmingham too? The team finished second in 1933. Portland would be a logical choice. [27] Another location on the site of Charles D. Walker Stadium in the Lents neighborhood in southeast Portland was also rejected due to objections from neighbors. Unknown May 18, 2020 at 11:03 PM. Mascot: Keiko, duh. With the McCredies still at the helm, Portland was offered an expansion franchise and re-entered the PCL in 1919. But there’s a built in theme song. Learn about Portland’s baseball past and prepare for the next chapter. [36], The Portland area was without minor league baseball in 2011 and 2012. For almost a year, the Portland Diamond Project has largely been silent on closing the purchase of land for an MLB ballpark. And Portlanders basically all dress like lumberjacks anyway. The NAPBL made a change to league classifications in 1912, making Double-A the top tier. Following the 1945 season, Norgan purchased Klepper's share of the team becoming the team's new owner. [14][15] As PCL champs in 1983, the Beavers participated in the first Triple-A World Series, a three-team round-robin competition in Louisville with the champions of the International League and the American Association. But most of all, they’ve got money. Proposed teams Montreal Expos relocation (2002–2003) After MLB made it official the Montreal Expos were going to be relocated, Portland was named as a potential candidate. Reply . The team was established in … Ed Coleman led the PCL in hits and runs batted in, and the team finished in third, winning 100 games. Shefter bought the team from Turner. In their first season, classified as an independent league, the PCL featured six teams including the Browns. "Portland Beavers" won the contest,[22] and the team unveiled new logos and colors on January 29, 2008. The Portland Diamond Project, which is backing a bid for a Major League Baseball stadium and team in Portland, asked citizens to suggest club names. 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Name: The Beavers. Throughout most of the 1960s, the Beavers were the Triple-A affiliate of the American League Cleveland Indians, nurturing such future stars as "Sudden" Sam McDowell, Lou "Mad Dog" Piniella, and Luis "El Gigante" Tiant. For the first time since 1894, Portland was without professional baseball. Of the more than 10,000 entries, … In 1945 the Beavers brought another pennant to Portland being skippered by player-manager Marv Owen. Benevento was so popular with the fans that they took up a collection for him in 1956 to send him to the World Series. How about the Charlotte Checkers and the Portland Evergreens. From 1911 to 1914 the Portland Beavers had their own farm team which played in the Northwest League (renamed the Pacific Coast International League in 1918). So maybe we should just name the team after what half of us are: bar owners. However Portland would most likely land an NL team, like if say the Marlins relocate. Tasty, intriguing and tenacious. Portland HS (Portland, OR) Baseball Players Note: Statistics are for MLB play. "The grand gamble of the pro leagues", now the idea of pro team sports in sin city is a debate in its own. We’ve had a lot of sports teams in this state called the Beavers. MLS spreading like wildfire. [34] Eventually, the group decided to move the team temporarily to Tucson in 2011, rename them the Tucson Padres, with plans to move again to Escondido when a new ballpark was built. In 1954 the team dropped again to the bottom of the league. Portland baseball team name. Seattle has been the only MLB team in the Northwest now for 30 years and California already has 5 teams. The open league was a step above Triple-A, and was an attempt by the Pacific Coast League to be considered the third major league. Cleveland’s baseball club has been named the Indians since 1915. [4] During the 1904 season, the Browns finished with a record of 79–136. It rolls off the tongue for one. [4] The 136 losses still stands as a record in the PCL for most losses by a team in a single season. Gregory did this because he felt it was not right that no memento was given to the players from the 1936 championship team. How do we best represent this city through the team name? Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Turner brought Walter McCredie back to manager the team in 1934, but he died early in the season and the team fell to the bottom half of the league. [23] The Beavers emphasized their connection to the three prior franchises with the notation "Est. Charlotte _____? Portland's new amateur baseball team has a home. The team came back that season with their first winning record since 1937. Some forums can only be seen by registered members. It wasn't long before Klepper was in the middle of a dispute with Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis. The watches were given to the players due to L. H. Gregory of The Oregonian requesting fans to donate money to a fund for the purpose. Mavericks. During the 1910s, the Beavers developed some working relationships with other teams. He pitched 25 innings for the Beavers, striking out 19 and giving up 18 earned runs without recording a decision. His obituary later read that the ballpark was "the sensation of baseball, because it inaugurated a minor league precedent of providing individual grandstand seats, which fellow magnates called an extravagance and a dangerous innovation." All options at this point seem equally likely and unlikely. Webfoots. The team also brought back the name "Lucky Beavers" as part of a sleeve patch on their alternate jersey. What about a team shared between Portland/Seattle and one for Cleveland/Cincinnati? The team drew, up to then, a team record of 421,000 fans that season. John McMillan, courtesy of Oregon State University, Mark Graves , Mark Graves. Self-explanatory. Here's where the effort stands. Not as smart but also everywhere. Lumberjacks technically felled trees in the age before chainsaws. [7] In 1906, the team was renamed the Portland Beavers after a newspaper contest was started to decide the new name of the team. Portland played well in 1913 and 1914, winning the pennant both seasons. This isn't exactly blazer related but Twitter is useless for feedback and us blazer fans are loyal to sports in Portland, so hear me out. Beginning with the 1950 season, the Beavers finished fourth for four straight years. Works both ways! The Portland area is home to Nike, adidas, Under Armour and Columbia Sportswear, to name a few. Mitchell also led the league in batting average. In 1947 Eddie Basinski joined the Beavers, and they finished third, losing to the Los Angeles Angels in the first round of the playoffs. In 1943, William Klepper, with partner George Norgan buying a minority share, purchased the Beavers. Though tied for third overall during the regular season,[11] the Beavers won the second half division title by four games,[12] defeated first-half winner Edmonton Trappers in four games (3–1) to take the Northern Division title,[13] then swept the three-time defending champion Albuquerque Dukes in three games in the finals to capture the league championship. Kenworthy did manage the Beavers in 1924, replacing popular player-manager Jim Middleton. This is my number one choice. They were league champions in 1997. Crows are smart, scary and basically everywhere in Portland. [3], On December 10, 1902, Henry Harris, the owner of the California League's San Francisco team announced that the Pacific Northwest League team from Portland, the Portland Webfoots, and a new team from Seattle were joining with the California League to create the Pacific Coast League (PCL). Klepper had brought Seattle player-manager Bill Kenworthy down to manage the Beavers, only Seattle claimed Kenworthy was still under contract and that Klepper had tampered in the matter. The name change didn't change the team's luck as they finished with a 90–112 record. Portland also had an informal relationship with the Cleveland Indians through much of the 1910s that saw many future major league stars come through Portland to fine-tune their skills. Portland, professional baseball's perpetual bridesmaid, is apparently on the short list of cities that could be getting a Major League Baseball team, at least according MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Oaks? Portland Diamond Project is the group behind a push to bring an MLB team and facility to the Oregon city, with its pitch centered around a proposed new … Team Name: Portland Plaids Uniform: Primary would be blue and green, the secondary would be cool grey, tertiary would be red. In 1931, team President Tom Turner bought the franchise from the Shibe brothers and the team took a turn for the positive. What about New Orleans, Nashville, Las Vegas and others? Benevento retired at the end of the 1966 season and was given a new car. While the former location of Vaughn Street Park is now a parking lot, there is a plaque honoring Benevento for his efforts in furthering baseball in Portland. Ironically, the PCL ceased play just a week later as they too were unable to continue play due to restrictions on travel. Portland Diamond Project needs to actually buy land for a stadium, and MLB needs to either move a franchise to Portland or add a new franchise to the mix. Portland's support for the Rockies paved the way for the return of the Triple-A PCL in 2001.[20]. [19] The Portland 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. As for uniform elements…I think it would be cool to create a modern-heritage feel by combining technical fabrics along with wool, felt, … In 1930, the team reverted to the Beavers name, but would occasionally be referred to as the Ducks for over a decade. [35] The plans in Escondido failed, and the team was sold again; they moved to west Texas prior to the 2014 season and became the El Paso Chihuahuas. This is part of a larger feature on possible MLB expansion. All rights reserved (About Us). "This agreement is just the beginning of PDP's efforts to generate economic opportunities for Portlanders and people across the region," PDP founder and president Craig Cheek said. Very uncertain. This record would stand for the Beavers until the 2001 season when Triple-A Baseball returned to Portland. As part of the relocation agreement, Civic Stadium was renovated in 2000 and renamed PGE Park. Carolina ... How about just moving the Charlotte Knights up to MLB Status that way we wouldn't have to think of an expansion team name. The 1949 season began the integration of the Pacific Coast League as Frankie Austin and Luis Marquez became Beavers. The team was renamed the Stingers in 2001, and have been the Bees since the 2006 season. Somehow, the Beavers still moved up in the league, finishing second in 1944. Loggers are what he have now. [10] According to The Portland Beavers, a book by Kip Carlson and Paul Andresen, "The feisty Klepper went to court and had the decision overturned, supposedly the only time that Landis ever had a ruling reversed." [5] A team in the Pacific Northwest League was formed called the Portland Green Gages, which folded early in its first season. MLB News Chipper Jones returns to Atlanta Braves as part-time hitting consultant Hall of Famer and Braves great Chipper Jones is returning to the team in a part-time capacity as a hitting consultant. Replies. Klepper brought in the 35-year old Jim Thorpe, who played outfield and first base with the Beavers in 1922,[9] paying him a then-unheard of minor league salary of US$1,000 per month. My youth soccer club was called Reign so I can contribute some cheers. In 1970, Portland was granted an NBA expansion franchise and team officials announced a name-the-team contest. Portland was second, splitting with both teams, and the Denver Bears were 1–3.[17]. There’s a pretty clear answer to that question right now: the owners of MLB franchises are poised to take a big financial hit this year. Portland … Rosebuds. Bonus: Instead of hot dogs, concessions could sell steelhead on a stick. [1] The team temporarily moved to southern Arizona and became the Tucson Padres while awaiting a new purpose-built stadium in their planned future home of Escondido, California. The Official Site of Minor League Baseball web site includes features, news, rosters, statistics, schedules, teams, live game radio broadcasts, and video clips. In 1961, the Beavers signed the 56-year-old Satchel Paige. The highlight of the Beavers last place 1930 season was William Rhiel's unassisted triple play, the last recorded in PCL history. Reply. Orcas are both cute and ferocious. Pro baseball in Portland has had many different names over the past 150 years, each adding a layer to the game’s legacy in the Rose City. Over on r/Portland, Redditors are coming up with possible names for the team. Lots of money. The NBA where the Reds, Cardinals and Pirates play. Due to the Korean War, among other issues, the stadium never came to fruition. The management of the team began referring to the team as the "Lucky Beavers" and Vaughn Street Park was known as "Lucky Beaver Stadium." What would you name a MLB expansion team based in Portland, OR? 4/11/19. And they’ve gotten some hints that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office wants to make a Portland team happen. Along with the Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Oaks, Sacramento Solons, San Francisco Seals, and Seattle Rainiers, a Portland Beavers club was a charter member of the Pacific Coast League in 1903. In June 2009, the Portland City Council voted to separate the soccer and baseball projects, allowing renovation of PGE Park to proceed without completed plans for a baseball stadium in place. Portland Crows (From Reddit user UltraFinePointMarker). Clay Hopper, who had been Jackie Robinson's manager when he played for the Montreal Royals in 1946, was named the team's manager in 1952. Potential options: - Portland Pioneers - Portland Explorers - Portland Mavericks - Portland Grays Comment with your thoughts! Truitt would later be known as the "Dean of Pacific Coast League broadcasters." Now it needs a name. Has anyone ever named a professional sports team after a band from there? Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). the Woods? The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Originally the team planned to build a new stadium at 82nd and Holgate in Southeast Portland. The Hops won the NWL title in 2014 and again in 2015, averaging more than 3,700 in attendance for 38 regular season home games. With the change the Beavers rose to fifth place, only nine games back of first. [29] Other locations in the Portland area were considered for the ballpark, including a vacant terminal at the Port of Portland, Delta Park, the Portland Expo Center, Portland Meadows, the Westwood Corporation Heliport site, a building owned by Portland Public Schools near the Rose Quarter, and suburban locations in Beaverton, Clackamas, and Vancouver, Washington. Portland MLB. Portland has been part of the MLB expansion/relocation discussion since the early 2000s. In 1946, the Beavers fell to the bottom half of the league, finishing in seventh place, 41 games out of first. Replies. In 2007, owner Merritt Paulson announced that he was considering changing the name of the team to prevent confusion with the Oregon State University teams from Corvallis. I propose the new baseball team (if we get one) be named the Portland Pathfinders. The team finished sixth in 1938 before finishing in last place in 1939–1942. But, on the off chance it does happen, shouldn’t we be ready? The Albuquerque Dukes (a charter franchise of the PCL in 1903 as the Los Angeles Angels from 1903 to 1958, and later the Spokane Indians from 1958 to 1971) moved to Portland and became the Beavers, as the Padres' top affiliate. [4] The team was then renamed the Portland Giants and Walter McCredie was named the player-manager of the team. The PCL, and the Portland Beavers, moved into this new classification from the previous top tier Class A league. The new team in Sacramento was known as the Sacramento Senators, and could be considered a continuation of the original Portland Baseball Club. is apparently on the short list of cities that could be getting a Major League Baseball team, Redditors are coming up with possible names for the team. Will it happen? The team names are largely considered racially insensitive. Despite having Duffy Lewis on the team in 1925 (winning the PCL batting title), Elmer Smith in 1926 and 1927 (leading the PCL in home runs in 1926 and all of minor league baseball in home runs in 1927), and Ike Boone in 1928, the Beavers continued to finish in the bottom half of the league. [37], Establishment of a Portland team: 1903–1918, Return to the Pacific Coast League: 1919–1972, Hunt for new stadium and team sale: 2009–2010, 100 greatest minor league teams of all time, "Moorad agrees to purchase Triple-A club", "Tucson's new Triple-A team announces name: Tucson Padres", "Tucson Padres become El Paso Chihuahuas", "Historians Weiss, Wright Rank 100 Best Minor League Baseball Teams. After 1924, the Beavers officially became a farm team for a major league team for the first time when Philadelphia Athletics owners John and Tom Shibe purchased the Beavers as well as Vaughn Street Park. Good? The MLB is going to expand and Portland is ready for a team. Oregon Governor Earl Snell presented a commemorative watch and gold and diamond ring to each player at the banquet. After the 1954 season the team went up for sale to the community via public stock, which resulted in 2,400 new owners for the 1955 season. Reply Delete. Gregg finished the season with a 32–18 record and 14 shutouts while Krapp had a 29–16 record for the season. The 1940 team was so bad, finishing 56–122, that they were still 25 games behind the seventh-place team (the league had eight teams at that time). But we aren’t. A more general and all-purpose animal team name could be the salmon. Though the 1915 Beavers featured future Hall of Famer Stan Coveleski, the team didn't fare too well, and started into a tailspin that would last for over a decade. Landis suspended Klepper until January 1, 1925, and declared Kenworthy ineligible to play or manage Portland until 1924. 1903" on their primary logo. In 1937, the 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. The Portland Beavers was the name of separate minor league baseball teams, which represented Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). With the United States firmly involved in World War II, local radio station KXL sold over $300,000 in war bonds in 1943 to fund the building of a bomber for the war that would be dubbed "The Lucky Beaver." [4], Before the 1905 season, professional baseball player Walt McCredie and former Republican U.S. House member from Washington Judge William Wallace McCredie purchased the Portland franchise. His funeral had an overflowing crowd that included Oregon Governor Tom McCall. During the 1914 season, the Colts moved to the Seattle area and finished their last season as the Ballard Pippins before folding. [28][30][31][32] None of these sites progressed past initial discussions. When the topic of team expatiation sites comes up. Portland’s newest professional hockey franchise will be nicknamed from one of five options that the team announced Thursday. In 1929, the Beavers changed their name to the Portland Ducks, bearing a duck on their uniform, and were also occasionally known that year as the Portland Rosebuds. In 2010, the Beavers were sold to Jeff Moorad, owner of the San Diego Padres. What better way to show our respect for Oregon’s wildfire fighters than by naming the team after them? Let me introduce you to the nutria! Why not make an MLB team an homage to Portland’s scrappy independent baseball heroes of the 1970s? Portland and Sacramento were the only two charter cities that had a team in the PCL as of 2010, the other cities having been taken over by Major League Baseball franchises. The team was established in 1903, the first year of the PCL. Reply Delete. [4] Before the Portland franchise joined the PCL, the president of the Pacific Northwest League, Henry Lucas, was adamant in keeping the Portland franchise in his league. Portland repeated as PCL champs in 1911 fielding four 20-game-winning pitchers. Why: The Beavers were the name of the Portland’s Pacific Coast League franchise from 1903-2010, winning nine league titles in the process. In 2009, the city of Portland was awarded a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise for 2011, to be named the Portland Timbers. The NHL in Seahawk, Packer and Browns country. The Portland Publicans (HandMeMyThinkingPipe). The team was known as the Portland Buckaroos and finished their shortened season (play was stopped on July 7 due to the war) in second place 1½ games back of Seattle. In the 5 biggest sports leagues in America (nba, nhl, nfl, mls & mlb) one of the few cities that has come up time and time again is Las Vegas. [6] The Browns finished their first season fifth in the PCL. [4] Other records for that season include the most errors in a season (669), and the lowest single-season team fielding percentage (.929). If you don’t like crows, how do you feel about pigeons? Portlanders are so into beer it’s almost like, are we onto something new yet? Here are some of those suggestions, plus ours. Actually, Scott wrote: "Portland has a rich baseball history with the names Beavers and Mavericks. In 1956, the Beavers left the now-demolished Vaughn Street Park to move into 25,000-seat Multnomah Stadium, today's Providence Park. 20 ] 1924 season was William Rhiel 's unassisted triple play, the last in. For sale and relocation beginning with the change the Beavers Portland Pioneers - Portland Mavericks - Grays. The Columbia River portland mlb team name Pasco and became the El Paso, Texas and became the Paso. Ballpark were announced by the NAPBL as an `` open league., 2008 notation `` Est Vegas and?. 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