A brief glimpse into the past

NEW THIS WEEK: The San Jose Giants mascot, Gigante, strikes a flirtatious pose during a High-A California League game in 2019 between the Giants and the Visalia Rawhide.

Day 3 of our California Baseball Road Trip:

NEW THIS WEEK: The San Jose Giants mascot, Gigante, strikes a flirtatious pose during a High-A California League game in 2019 between the Giants and the Visalia Rawhide. Day 3 of our California Baseball Road Trip:

NEW: Day 3 of our 15-game California Baseball Road Trip was at Excite Ballpark in San Jose, where I saw the High-A San Jose Giants take on the eventual California League champs, the Visalia Rawhide.

Team, Place & City Details

Visalia Rawhide

The Visalia Rawhide are a Class A - Advanced minor league baseball team in Visalia, California affiliated with the major league Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rawhide play in the California League.

Banner Island Ballpark
Banner Island Ballpark

Banner Island Ballpark is a baseball stadium located in Stockton, California, on the Stockton waterfront, which seats 5,200 people with 4,200 fixed seats. It is the home field of the Stockton Ports, a minor league affiliate of the Oakland Athletics in the Class A California League.

Stockton Ports

The Stockton Ports are a minor league baseball team in Stockton, California. The Ports play in the North Division of the Class A – Advanced California League and are a minor league affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.

Port of Stockton
Port of Stockton

The Port of Stockton is a major inland deepwater port in Stockton, California located on the San Joaquin River before it joins the Sacramento River to empty into Suisun Bay, eighty miles inland. The port sits on about 4,200 acres , and occupies an island in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, and a portion of a neighborhood known as Boggs Tract.