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Old 12-09-2017, 10:30 PM   #1
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Four Major Leagues, Major League Baseball's Manifest Destiny

This is something I've been working on in OOTP, a scenario where not only the Pacific Coast League gets accepted as a major league, but the Continental League is also, in what I like to dub the MLB's Manifest Destiny.
1952: The Pacific Coast League declares itself an open league, a grade right on the borderline between a major league and a Triple A league.
Mid 50's: The Braves, Browns, and A's still move to their respective cities, and the Oakland Oaks of the PCL move to Vancouver and become the Mounties.
1958: The Dodgers and Giants still move, the San Francisco Seals and Hollywood Stars move to Phoenix and Salt Lake City respectively, while the Los Angeles Angels stand their ground, saving the PCL's chances as a major league.
1959: William Shea announces the creation of the Continental League, which will begin play in 1961.
1960: The Major Leagues begrudgingly accept the both leagues as major leagues.
1963: Both Leagues are officially Major Leagues, and begin playing Major League Teams, the PCL plays AL teams, and the CL plays NL teams. (I chose 1963 because this was the beginning of the modern Minor League Reallignment)

Here is how the major leagues look in 1963.

AL
A's
Indians
Orioles
Red Sox
Senators
Tigers
White Sox
Yankees

PCL
Los Angeles Angels
Phoenix Seals
Portland Beavers
Sacramento Solons
Salt Lake City Bees
San Diego Padres
Seattle Rainiers
Vancouver Mounties

NL
Braves
Cardinals
Cubs
Dodgers
Giants
Phillies
Pirates
Reds

CL
Atlanta Rebels
Buffalo Bisons
Denver Zephyrs
Houston Colt .45s
Minnesota Twins
New York Mets
Texas Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs

More changes from the Mid 60's to Mid 70's: With the Astrodome opening, the Colt .45s still change their name to the Astros. The A's still move to Oakland, but the Braves are stuck in Milwaukee despite wanting to move elsewhere.
The Sick Family sell the Seattle Rainiers to Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc, led by Dewey Soriano, and became the Seattle Pilots, however after years of financial failure, Soriano sold his team in the mid 70's to another group, and the franchise was renamed the Seattle Mariners.
Labatt Breweries bought the Toronto Maple Leafs in the mid 70's also, and to avoid confusion from the Hockey team, the company held a contest to determine what should be their new team name, and the Blue Jays were chosen.
In 1977, the AL and NL added two new franchises, the Kansas City Royals and Montreal Expos. Plus, each league split into East and West divisions, with the exception being the PCL, splitting into North and South.
And in 1993 the NL expanded and added the Florida Marlins, while the CL added the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the league.

So here is how the MLB would look in 1993
AL East
Orioles
Red Sox
Indians
Senators
Yankees

AL West
A's
Royals
Tigers
White Sox

PCL North
Beavers
Bees (Shortened to Salt Lake Bees)
Mariners
Mounties

PCL South
Angels
Padres
Seals (renamed Arizona Diamondbacks in late 90s)
Solons

NL East
Cubs
Cardinals
Expos
Marlins
Phillies

NL West
Braves
Dodgers
Giants
Pirates
Reds

CL East
Blue Jays
Bisons
Devil Rays
Mets
Rebels

CL West
Astros
Rangers
Twins
Zephyrs (renamed Colorado Rockies not long later)

Let me know what you guys think!
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Interesting... Do you use an association for interleague playoffs or something?
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No I just put them all in one league
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