A-Short Season League Baseball is the third level of four levels of minor league baseball. Short Season teams are typically comprised of first year players. There are three levels within A-League baseball, those being A Advanced, A and A Short Season. The next step for a player from A Short Season is a "Long A" team. A-Short Season leagues start play in June and end in early September. The great majority of players in the short leagues never make it to Major League Baseball.
The A-Short Season League baseball team affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks is the Hillsboro Hops, formerly known as the Yakima Bears. They play in the Northwest League for Minor League Baseball. Their home city is Hillsboro, Oregon. That's about 20 miles from Portland.
The Hillsboro Hops is a new team, with 2013 being the first season. They don't have a mascot yet. Why did they name the baseball team after a grain used to make beer? As it turn out, Hillsboro, Oregon is the second leading producer of hops in the country. No doubt that when a mascot is developed it will be a grainy sort of character with an evil smirk, wearing a baseball cap!
Hillsboro Hops Ballpark: They will play at a new facility, opened in 2013, located right next to the existing Hillsboro Stadium. The address is 4460 NW 229th, Hillsboro, OR 97124. See this location on a map. The stadium seats about 4,500 people.
Contact the Hillsboro Hops By Phone: 503-640-0887
The current schedule can be seen on the Hillsboro Hops website. You can buy tickets for Hillsboro Hops games in advance online in late May, or at the box office.