1942, 1947-1958, 1962-1976, 1979-Present

San Jose

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San Jose Memorabilia
San Jose Team Photos
Teams
San Jose Owls
1942
San Jose Red Sox
1947-1955
San Jose JoSox
1956-1957
San Jose Pirates
1958 (Partial Season)
San Jose Bees
1962-1976
San Jose Missions
1979-1981
San Jose Expos
1982
San Jose Bees
1983-1987
San Jose Giants
1988-Present
Stadium
Excite Ballpark
(San Jose Municipal Stadium)
San Jose Overall Record
4,906 - 4,433 (68 Seasons) *Through 2018
Cal League Championships
1953
2001
1962
2005
1967
2007
1979
2009
1998
2010
Cal League MVP
Most Valuable Player
Sal Taormina - 1942
Truman Clevenger - 1953
Dick Whitman - 1956
Cal League POY
Pitcher of the Year
Kat Kamei - 1987
Doug Robertson - 1988
Steve Lienhard - 1989
Dan Rambo - 1990
Rick Huisman - 1991
Joe Rosselli - 1992
Darin Blood - 1996
Jeff Clark - 2002
Brian Anderson - 2006
Kevin Pucetas - 2008
Craig Clark - 2009
Cal League ROY
Rookie of the Year
Larry DiPippo - 1950
Truman Clevenger - 1953
Jarvis Tatum - 1966
Kenzie Davis - 1973
Darin Blood - 1996
Giuseppe Chiaramonte - 1998
Roger Kieschnick - 2009
Gary Brown - 2011
Cal League MOY
Manager of the Year
Harry Dunlop - 1967
Del Rice - 1968
Duane Espy - 1989
Ron Wotus - 1991
Carlos Lezcano - 1996
Lenn Sakata - 2005
Notable Alumin
George Brett (HOF)
Pablo Sandoval
Madison Bumgarner
Buster Posey
Tim Lincecum
Albie Pearson
Alfredo Griffin
Rod Beck
Dave Dravecky
Dennis Leonard
Bill Mueller
Joe Nathan
Royce Clayton
Frank White
Hunter Strickland
Keith Foulke
Russ Ortiz
Joe Panik
Ryan Vogelsong
Matt Cain
Francisco Liriano
Brian Wilson
Brandon Belt
Brandon Crawford
A Brief History of San Jose Teams
San Jose joined the California League in 1942 without an affiliate as the San Jose Owls. The league was suspended half-way through their inaugural season, but San Jose returned to the league in 1947 as the San Jose Red Sox affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. In 1956 San Jose was without an affiliate again and re-named the San Jose JoSox. The next 30 seasons, San Jose had a variety of MLB affiliates and team names including the Pirates, Bees, Missions, and Expos. In 1988 San Jose started an affiliation with the San Francisco Giants which continues to this day. San Jose has 10 California League Championships including, most recently, their back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. Their ballpark, now called Excite Ballpark, but most notably known as San Jose Municpal Stadium was built in 1942 and is the oldest active ballpark in the California League. In their vast history, San Jose has been a stepping stone to many notable MLB players, see the list above!  
*The San Jose Pirates transferred to Las Vegas on May 26, 1958 and became the Las Vegas Wranglers
(14-18 as San Jose Pirates, 40-63 as Las Vegas Wranglers, 54-81 Combined Record)

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