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10-27-2012, 11:38 PM
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Morgoth Bauglir
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Originally Posted by KevFu View Post
How many times have leagues contracted when there wasn't a World War going on? Once?
The last NFL contraction was in '51. I don't think MLB has contracted since the Great Depression. The NBA's last contraction was in '54. The NHL folded the Cleveland Barons in '78. That's about it. All other post-1950s contractions have one thing in common: They happened in leagues that went under ie ABA, WHA, USFL.

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