The Northwest League was a 6 team league during this period with the Spokane Indians, Tacoma Tigers, Vancouver Beavers, Portland Pippins and Victoria Bees all joining Seattle in that Class B organization. The Portland Pippins would run into financial troubles in the latter part of the decade and they too would share this stadium for just one season, separating themselves from the Seattle franchise by calling themselves the "Portland Pippins". Each of these teams would go on to become big players in the Minor League system during its golden period throughout the 1940's and 1950's, with most of these teams joining Seattle in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Because these teams played during the early 20th century, the concept of playing as an "affiliated ballclub" for a Major League franchise didn't quite exist just yet so every one of these teams played as a co-op or just completely independent of Major League Baseball. In fact, many on the "West Coasters" of the United States saw the Pacific Coast League as being nearly on the level of the Major Leagues itself.