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Old 08-26-2019, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
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The first major league team in the Deep South didn't happen until the 1960s, but baseball had been played at lower levels all over the south, and many of the players for the largely northeastern major league teams were southerners.
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And the Deep South wasn't unique in the lack of MLB teams at that time. In 1960, there were 16 major league teams, very heavily concentrated in the northeast and midwest. Only 4 MLB teams were west of the Mississippi - St Louis (just barely), Kansas City (MO - still can be considered midwest), San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Giants and Dodgers were franchises that had moved to the west coast from New York only a couple years earlier.
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