The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs is an independent professional baseball league that is based in Northern California. Play began in 2013. The league is an outgrowth of a long history of independent baseball on the West Coast, beginning with the Golden State League (1995), the Western League (1995-2002), the Golden League (2004-2010) and the North American Baseball League (2011-2012).
Independent baseball leagues are professional baseball organizations located in the United States and Canada that are not operated in conjunction with either a Major League Baseball team or an affiliated minor league team. The Pacific Association currently consists of four clubs.