Sacramento River Cats
The 2009 season marked the Sacramento River Cats' 10th in California's Capital City. During their first decade in Sacramento, the River Cats have had unparalleled success on the baseball field - winning four Pacific Coast League Championships (including back-to-back PCL Championships in 2003 & 2004 and again in 2007 & 2008). The team has also won eight PCL South Division Championships (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009).
Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A's, the River Cats have graduated more than 100 players to the next level, including 2002 American League Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito (A's), 2002 American League Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske (Blue Jays), 2004 American League Rookie of the Year Bobby Crosby, Eric Byrnes, Nick Swisher and many more.
Off the field, the River Cats have been the talk of Minor League Baseball. Winners of numerous awards for its business practices and outstanding community efforts, Sacramento's franchise has led all of Minor League Baseball in attendance over the past 10 seasons.
The River Cats franchise was purchased by majority owner Art Savage in October 1998 and was relocated to Sacramento prior to the 2000 season from Vancouver (Canada). Formerly the Vancouver Canadians (1999 Triple-A World Series Champions), the River Cats call Raley Field home. Nestled along the Sacramento River in West Sacramento, the privately financed ballpark is the crown jewel of Minor League Baseball.
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