The El Paso Chihuahuas are a minor league baseball team representing El Paso, Texas in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). They are the Triple-A affiliate for the San Diego Padres. The team moved to El Paso from Tucson, Arizona.
The Chihuahuas’ heritage can be traced back to the establishment of the original Los Angeles Angels in 1903. These Angels (no relation to the current Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) were one of the eight “core teams” of the PCL during its heyday in the 1950s.
In 1957, the team was sold to Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley as a harbinger of the Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles the following year.