Early history with the Las Vegas Aviators
Believe it or not, the first sports team to come to Las Vegas was the Aviators, who were a minor league baseball team that staked their claim in Sin City in 1983. Interestingly enough, they would manage to make the playoffs in two of their first three years of existence.
The Aviators would manage to win their first championship in 1986 after an 80-62 record. The team would win their final championship in 1988, where they pitched a shutout against the Albuquerque Dukes. They would then go on to defeat the Vancouver Canadians for the PCL title.
Now, the Aviators have a brand-new stadium near Red Rock Resort.