- Location: Sacramento, CA
- League: Pacific Coast League 1936-1960, 1974-1976
- Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals 1936-1944; Chicago White Sox 1950-1951; Milwaukee Braves 1959-1960; Milwaukee Brewers 1974-1975; Texas Rangers 1976
- Ballpark: Edmonds Field 1936-1960 (called Cardinal Field and Doubleday Park at various times); Hughes Stadium 1974-1976
In 1936 the Sacramento Senators of the Pacific Coast League changed their name to the Sacramento Solons. The Solons won the PCL in 1938 and 1939. Tony Freitas pitched for the Solons 1937-1950 with a break for the war, after having pitched for the Sacramento Senators 1929-1932. Nick Cullop played in Sacramento 1937-1938. The Solons finished play in 1960.
In 1974, the team was revived for a three-year run in the PCL, with the relocation of the Eugene Emeralds to Sacramento. Without an adequate stadium to play in, Edmonds Field having been demolished in 1964, the Solons called Hughes Stadium home. Hughes was a football field on the campus of Sacramento City College, and in 1974 the leftfield dimension was a mere 232 ft. with a 40 ft high screen. As a result Bill McNulty hit 55 HR, Gorman Thomas hit 51 HR, Sixto Lezcano hit 34 HR, six others hit in double digits, and the best ERA on the team was Roger Miller's 4.48. In 1975 and 1976 the dimension was changed to 251 ft. and a new higher screen was erected. In 1975 5 players hit over 20 HR, and in 1976 4 more hit over 20 HR led by Bump Wills (26) who was known more for his speed than power. Still without a suitable place to play, the team was leased to San Jose "until such time as a new stadium is available in Sacramento."
|1937||102-76||1st||Bill Killefer||Lost in 1st round|
|1938||95-82||3rd||Bill Killefer||League Champs|
|1939||88-88||4th||Benny Borgmann||League Champs|
|1941||102-75||2nd||Pepper Martin||Lost League Finals|
|1942||105-73||1st||Pepper Martin||Lost in 1st round|
|1945||95-85||3rd||Earl Sheely||Lost in 1st round|
|1949||102-85||3rd||Del Baker||Lost in 1st round|
|1950||81-119||8th||Red Kress (23-42) / Joe Marty (58-77)||none|
|1954||73-94||7th||Gene Desautels (44-55) / Tony Freitas (29-39)|
- Chris Landers: "Meet the homer-happiest team in baseball history", mlb.com, April 15, 2020.