The Sacramento River Cats are a Minor League Baseball team of the Triple-A West and are the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to 2015, the River Cats were the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics for 15 years. They are based in West Sacramento, California, and play their home games at Sutter Health Park which opened in 2000 and was known as Raley Field through 2019.
Sacramento was previously represented in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) by the Solons, a charter member of the league which was founded in 1903. Three different versions of the Solons played in California’s capital city in 1903, 1905, from 1909 to 1914, from 1918 to 1960, and from 1974 to 1976. The River Cats played in the PCL from 2000 to 2020 and were the only charter city to still host a PCL team in its final year of operation.
The team won five PCL championships. Most recently, the River Cats won the league crown in 2019. They previously won back-to-back in 2007 and 2008. They went on to win the Triple-A National Championship Game in all three seasons. Sacramento also won the PCL title in 2003 and 2004.