As World War II came to an end and the boys came home from war… the "American Dream" including the little house with the white picket fence and family values took hold of the country. As part of those family values, baseball came to the forefront as America’s pastime like never before. Television was still a little less than a decade away, and going to the ballpark to meet friends and relatives and enjoy a night out in the summer air was the leading source of entertainment across the country. Because of this, Minor League systems began springing up all over the country, where they thrived for a very short time before dying out forever. The Far West League was a typical example of this phenomenon, representing the lower Pacific Northwest and Northern California.