The History of the California League
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
"From 1941-1954, and again in 1956, the California League played a straight season schedule with the top four teams meeting in a post-season playoff. The official league champion was the team finishing in first place during the regular season. The team winning the playoff received the "President's Cup" as a symbol of victory.
In 1946, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1956 the league champion and the President's Cup winner were the same team. Four times they were different teams. Fresno won the championship in 1941, Santa Barbara the playoffs; Fresno won the championship in 1948, Santa Barbara the playoffs; Bakersfield won the championship in 1949, San Jose the playoffs; Ventura won the championship in 1950, Modesto the playoffs.
Since then, the league has played a split-season schedule and the playoff winner has been the league champion" -Bill Weiss (Former Cal League Historian), from the 2004 California League Record Book.
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