Perris Hill Park was completed in 1934 and by 1935, this picturesque setting would be home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates had held their Spring Training for the past decade in Paso Robles' "Grounds of Fair and Athletics"... about 4 hours northeast of here near San Luis Obispo, since 1924. The move out of the Fairgrounds was a big one for the Pirates and when they first came to this ballpark, they were still a bit unsure of this as a permanent solution. The team featured the likes of Hall of Famer Arky Vaughan who would break camp from San Bernardino and go on to hit .385 for the Pirates once they got back to Pittsburgh and began their full season. He would be joined in this ballpark by Pie Traynor, Lloyd Waner, Paul Waner and Waite Hoyt, giving this brand new ballpark the honor of training 5 future Hall of Famers on its hallowed grounds.