1941-1942, 1946-1988, 2021-Present 

Fresno

Fresno Team Photos
Teams
Fresno Cardinals
1941-1942, 1946-1956
Fresno Sun Sox
1957
Fresno Giants
1958-1987
Fresno Suns
1988
Fresno Grizzlies
2021-Present
Fresno Overall Record
3,217 - 3,016 (45 Seasons)
Through the 1988 season
Stadium
John Euless Park (1941-1988)
Formerly Named - Fresno State College Park (1946-1957)
Chukchansi Park (2021 - Present)
Formerly Named - Cardinal Field (1941-1942)
Cal League Championships
1941
1948
1952
1955
1956
1958
1964
1968
1974
1985
1987
Cal League MVP
Most Valuable Player
Tom Glaviano - 1946
Larry Jackson - 1952
O'Neil Wilson - 1958
Ollie Brown - 1964
Skip James - 1972
Gary Alexander - 1974
Ty Dabney - 1986
Cal League POY
Pitcher of the Year
Charlie Corbell - 1985
Notable Alumni
George Foster
Steve Stone
Gary Matthews
Bobby Bonds
Tom Cheney
Jack Clark
Will Clark
Larry Jackson
Masanori Murakami
Cesar Gutierrez
Robert Knudson
Mike Aldrete
Bob Brenly
Craig Colbert
Chili Davis
Bob Knepper
Gary Matthews
Elias Sosa
Bob Taylor
Robby Thompson
Frenchy Uhalt
Julio Cruz
A Brief History of Fresno Teams
Fresno joined the California League as one of the 8 original franchises for the inaugural 1941 season. For the first 13 seasons they were known as the Fresno Cardinals to match their Major League affiliate, the St, Louis Cardinals. St. Louis ended their affiliation with Fresno following the 1956 season and the team was renamed the Fresno Sun Sox and operated as an independent team. The New York Giants moved to San Francisco for the 1958 season and became the Major League Affiliate for Fresno. The team was renamed the Fresno Giants to match their new parent club and the affiliation lasted 30 seasons.  After the 1987 season, the San Francisco Giants switched their affiliate to San Jose. Fresno, without an affiliate, changed their name to the Suns and operated as an independent team for the 1988 season. Without an affiliate, low attendance, and a stadium in need of much improvements, the team was moved to Salinas and became the Salinas Spurs for the 1989 season. In 2020 MLB reorganized the structure of Minor League Baseball which brought Fresno back to the California League for the 2021 season at the expense of the Lancaster JetHawks. The Fresno Grizzlies had been a Triple-A team in the Pacific Coast League since 1998 and played at Chukchansi Park.

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