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11-10-2001, 12:21 PM
Interesting thought: after the National League was reduced from 12 teams to 8 in 1899, three of the four jilted cities got charter memberships in the American League. One did move from Baltimore to New York in 1903, but Washington kept a team until 1971 and Cleveland is still there.

11-10-2001, 12:22 PM
I wish Cleveland wassn't still there.