The Portland Beavers
The Portland Beavers are a minor league baseball team, representing Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). It is the Triple-A affiliate for the San Diego Padres.
Although the name has been used by multiple franchises, the current club, operating in Portland since 2001, recognizes the history of all previous incarnations as its own, stating they were established in 1903, the same year the Pacific Coast League was established. The actual team name, the Beavers, originated in 1906 following a newspaper contest to rename the existing Portland team that was created in 1901 when the Portland Baseball Club was started by a group of Portland businessmen.
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. Along with Sacramento, Portland is one of two charter cities that still has a team in the PCL, the other cities having been taken over by Major League Baseball franchises.