A-Advanced League Baseball is the third level of four levels of minor league baseball. (There are three levels within A-League baseball, those being A Advanced, A and A short season.) Typically, the next step for advancement for A-Advanced League baseball players is a Double-A baseball team.
The A-Advanced League baseball team affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks is the Visalia Rawhide. They were previously known as the Visalia Oaks. The Visalia Rawhide play in the California League for Minor League Baseball. Their home city is Visalia, California.
The name of the Visalia Rawhide mascot is Tipper (Tipper the Bull). Some of the players who have played for the Visalia Rawhide that eventually made it to the big leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks include Quinton McCracken, Craig Counsell, Rod Barajas, Eric Byrnes, Justin Upton, Max Scherzer.
Visalia Rawhide Home Stadium: Recreation Park. It is located at 300 N. Giddings Street, Visalia, CA. See this location on a map. The stadium seats about 3,200 people and was renovated in 2009.
Contact the Visalia Rawhide By Phone: 559-732-HIDE (4433)
The Visalia Rawhide current schedule can be seen on the Visalia Rawhide web site. You can buy tickets for Visalia Rawhide games in advance online or call 559-732-4433. The gates to Recreation Park normally open one hour prior to the scheduled game time.