Walla Walla Rainbows

From BR Bullpen

The Walla Walla Rainbows was a farm team of the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League in 1972. They were managed to a 41-39 record in the South standings of the class A Northwest League by Jack Spring. They existed for one season between being the Walla Walla Phillies and Walla Walla Padres, and are one of the most recent minor league teams to be an affiliate of another minor league club. They drew 37,604 fans, third in the league.

They outscored the competition 381-366. The team, which had one All-Star, SS Jim Van Wyck (.291/~.408/.356). Dave Paynter (8-5, 2.95) was third in the league in ERA and led in strikeouts (150 in 131 IP). The most famous names on the club in retrospect were future actor and 2B Kurt Russell (.325/~.402/.377) and future manager and C Tom Trebelhorn (.202/~.322/.306).

Source: 1973 Baseball Guide