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10-28-2012, 12:11 AM
DJ Omnimaga
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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33 View Post
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.
I think the MLB went very close to contract in 2001 or so (Montreal and Minnesota), but Minnesota Twins were forced to play at their stadium for a certain period of time, which prevented them from being able to fold.

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