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Las Vegas 51s

The Las Vegas 51s (formerly the Las Vegas Stars) is a minor-league baseball team. They are the AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. They play at Cashman Field (capacity 9,334) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team competes in the Pacific Coast League.

The 51s take their name from Area 51, located “somewhere” in Nevada.

The 51s have won two PCL crowns (originally as the Stars) in 1986 and 1988.

On October 31, 2007, it was announced that the Las Vegas 51s had been sold (pending the regulatory approval of the Pacific Coast League and the Commissioners of Major League and Minor League Baseball) from the Mandalay Group to the Stevens Baseball Group. There are currently no plans to move the team, and talks of building a new stadium have been essentially stagnant for the past seven years. The team has sold about 5,000 tickets per game on average the last few years, but far fewer fans actually attend typical home games. On March 24, 2008 Mandalay Baseball Properties sold the 51s franchise to Stevens Baseball Group.

The new owners have announced that they intend to change the team’s name for the 2009 season, potentially opening the process to a public vote.

Franchise history

Former Names

  • Las Vegas 51s : 2001 – present
  • Las Vegas Stars : 1983 – 2000
  • Spokane Indians : 1973 – 1982
  • Portland Beavers : 1919 – 1972

Major League Affiliations

  • 2001 – present Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 1983 – 2000 San Diego Padres

Notable alumni

Roberto Alomar
Sandy Alomar, Jr.
Carlos Baerga
Bruce Bochy
Larry Bowa (Manager)
Larry Brown
Chin-Feng Chen
Joey Cora
Éric Gagné
Ozzie Guillén
John Kruk
Russell Martin
Gary Matthews, Jr.
Kevin McReynolds
Brad Mills (Manager)
David Ross
Jerry Royster (Manager)
Benito Santiago
Jolbert Cabrera

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