When the Vancouver Beavers first took the field here in Athletic Field, they were playing in the Northwestern League which was deemed a "Class B" organizational Minor League system. Of course during this time, there were no thoughts of "affiliated baseball" as of yet, as Minor League teams would not start being assigned to Major League franchises on a regular basis until the 1930's. Despite that, the Beavers had sent a lot of their best talent over the past few years to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who always seemed to be scouting in Vancouver.