Major League Baseball Expansions and Relocations

A History, 1876–2008

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About the Book

This study considers the importance of location for new and relocated major league franchises in the more than 130 years since the National League was founded. Included are an analysis of market differences and similarities, team performances and demographics and area economic comparisons. Market data are used to predict future expansions and relocations of major league teams.

About the Author(s)

Frank P. Jozsa, Jr., is professor emeritus of economics and business administration at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina. The author of numerous books about sports, he lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 218
Bibliographic Info: 12 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4388-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5723-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Foreword by Larry Schroeder      1

Preface      3

Introduction      7

1. American League Expansion      21

2. National League Expansion      50

3. American League Team Relocation      86

4. National League Team Relocation      123

5. League Expansion-Team Relocation Markets      161

Appendix: League and Team Statistics      181

Chapter Notes      187

Bibliography      197

Index      207