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Arizona League
Logo azl.png
Arizona League logo
Sport Baseball
Founded 1989
No. of teams 11
Country(ies)  United States
Most recent champion(s) Arizona League Mariners
Official website Official Website

The Arizona League is a minor league baseball league that operates in and around Phoenix, Arizona. It is a rookie-level professional baseball league run by Major League Baseball since 1989. Games are played at the spring training complexes of the team's parent organizations from mid-June until the end of August. Night games are commonly played in the spring training stadium, but this is not always the case.

No official attendance records are kept as there is no paid admittance fee, but few spectators show up for games. The league is designed to be played in front of small crowds, often in temperatures above 100°F, but this does not affect either quality or competition. Teams primarily consist of players from the Dominican Republic and drafted high school and college players. The league is also where major league players often go for their first rehab assignments.

A one-game playoff featuring the winners from the first half of the season (day games, starting in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat) and the second half of the season (night games) occurs the last day of August, unless the same team wins both halves. This happened most recently in 2005, when the Scottsdale Giants won both halves of the season and therefore the pennant.

Bob Richmond is the league president. The league offices are in Boise, Idaho.

Current teams

Team MLB Affiliation City Stadium Capacity
Arizona League Angels Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tempe, Arizona Tempe Diablo Stadium 9,785
Arizona League Athletics Oakland Athletics Phoenix, Arizona Papago Park Sports Facility
Arizona League Brewers Milwaukee Brewers Phoenix, Arizona Maryvale Baseball Park 8,000
Arizona League Cubs Chicago Cubs Mesa, Arizona Fitch Park
Arizona League Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers Glendale, Arizona Camelback Ranch 12,000
Arizona League Giants San Francisco Giants Scottsdale, Arizona Scottsdale Stadium 5,000
Arizona League Indians Cleveland Indians Goodyear, Arizona Goodyear Ballpark 10,000
Arizona League Mariners Seattle Mariners Peoria, Arizona Peoria Sports Complex 12,882
Arizona League Padres San Diego Padres Peoria, Arizona Peoria Sports Complex 12,882
Arizona League Rangers Texas Rangers Surprise, Arizona Surprise Stadium 10,500
Arizona League Royals Kansas City Royals Surprise, Arizona Surprise Stadium 10,500

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