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Las Vegas Triple-A baseball, a member of the Pacific Coast League, has provided exciting family entertainment to the city for more than two decades. Initiating professional baseball in Cashman Field, a crowd of 13,878 fans jammed the stadium on April 1, 1983, for a Major League exhibition game between the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. PCL baseball was born in Las Vegas on April 10, 1983, before a crowd of 10,622. The then-Stars, in their brown, gold, and burnt orange uniforms, defeated Salt Lake City, 11-8.
Las Vegas, under manager Harry Dunlop, posted a regular season 83-60 record, the team's best mark which stood for 19 seasons until the 2002 51s broke the all-time record at 85-59 (.590).The beginning of the 21st century also signified a changing of the guard for the franchise. Las Vegas announced a new player development agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2001), a franchise rich in tradition. The team also unveiled a new alien themed logo, based on the semi-secret government base known as "Area 51" which is located 160 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
On Sept. 22, 2008, Las Vegas announced a new two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Toronto Blue Jays.