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10-29-2012, 03:28 PM
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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.
Also depends on how low down on the scale you want to go with leagues. MLS contracted by withdrawing from florida a while back and there was the nutty CFL experiment in the States...

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