After years of discussion around adding two teams to the National League, in order to match the American League, on December 18, 1990, the National League expansion committee eliminated Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, and Sacramento from consideration to cut the list down to six finalists. The shortlist of locations included Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg, and Washington, D.C. The expansion would eventually result in the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins) being added to the NL.
4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Expansion team shortlist”
That’s a beautiful image! I have a grey baseball with yellow stitches. Got it as a birthday gift when I was 10 and still have it. One of those things I will always cherish.
Whoa… I’m trying to envision that. Is it a dark grey? Light? The color of a team’s road uniform?
They still owe Buffalo for getting their hopes up in ’69.
Seems they just keep getting shafted. At least they got to host the Blue Jays for a short while? Though that might also be seen as a slap in the face, depending on how you look at it.