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Thanks, will keep it in mind. I'm working on a bigger page for the Washington Nationals (not the Expos/Nationals page). I noticed that the individual pages for the Nationals of the AA, UA, and NL are just stubs. I think by combining them into one page works better like with the Philadelphia Athletics etc.

Here are my plans/goals for the summer of 2016:

1) A new Washington Nationals page for the other Nationals teams. (move to Wash. Nat's; write history of Wash. baseball)

2) Organize/fix/edit MLB pages. (work esp. on those that don't have one)

3) League histories (divide league standings into divisions etc.)

Long term goals: Work on Yankee Stadium (I) not Yankee Stadium (II). This one I see taking place possibly in '17. Finishing the Cleveland Indians history page. New York Yankees history

Jul. 20: Well another Hall of Fame induction ceremony is upon us, and another it's a short one. I see that Posada is going to eligible soon. Anyone know when the Boss (Steinbrenner not Springstein or Tony Micelli) is eligible? Q: During my research on the Braves, I came across a forum where it was discussed about the possibility of the Red Sox moving out of Boston in the 1940s instead of the Braves. But it got me thinking about the Braves and Red Sox from early in the 20th century: Had longtime Boston owner, Arthur Soden paid more attention to the team and was his usual driving force like he was in the 19th century would the Boston Americans folded or would they end up in another city? If they did move would it have been New York? My thoughts: If the Americans did wind up in New York, what would that mean for other established teams like the Baltimore Orioles, and St. Louis Browns? Okay so the Americans wind up in New York, where they would become the Yankees. Whatever happens to the Orioles in 1902, Ban Johnson either keeps the team in Baltimore or moves it to a new city. If the team remains in Baltimore what happens to the Browns? It was said that the Browns were considering a move to Los Angeles in 1942, but didn't due to Pearl Harbor and World War II. Considering that Baltimore is out of the equation as of 1954, the Browns are looking elsewhere. Milwaukee is out as it's Boston's farm team unless the Braves' owners sell Milwaukee to St. Louis, and then the Browns move the Brewers to a new city, and they move to Milwaukee. Or the Browns are back looking at LA again.

If the Browns move to LA it gives the American League a jump on the National League with a having a team on the West Coast. This would mean that there would be no Los Angeles Angels, unless Walter O'Malley sells the name to Bill Veeck. Which I don't see happening as Veeck is not a popular guy. What about Seattle and Milwaukee? Obviously the Pilots exist due to expansion. But what would happen to the Pilots following the disaster of '69? Would Commissioner Bowie Kuhn step in and do something? If the Pilots do make to the end of the 1970 season, that means no Mariners, unless there's a name change. The Brewers continue as a minor league team unless they move to a new city and Milwaukee petitions for a major league team. Since the Braves don't move to Milwaukee, this also means the team does not wind up in Atlanta. Chances are that either Bill Bartholomay or Ted Turner petitions for an expansion franchise for Atlanta.

Of course that's a lot of what ifs and the MLB landscape had the Braves not moved from Boston looks a lot different than it does now.

On Steinbrenner, he's been considered by the Veterans Committee before, and his name will likely be submitted again when the Committee looks at persons from the post-expansion era. His case id like Charles Finley (or Chris von der Ahe): some positive legacy, but a lot of negatives too. He's unlikely to be voted in any time soon.
The Americans were a strong franchise from the get-go. There was no way the AL would move out of Boston in the early years. But it's true that it was not clear at one point which of the Braves or Red Sox would survive long-term. Same in Philadelphia - most persons in the 1930s and 1940s would have thought it was the Phillies whose long-term future in Philly was in doubt. On the rest of your speculations, there's an awful lot of what-ifs involved is all I'll say.
There were other possible destinations for the Pilots post 1969. In particular, Toronto and Denver were both pining for a team, not to mention Dallas/Fort Worth. Milwaukee was simply the obvious choice. Not likely the Pilots would have stayed in Seattle for more than one other year as a bankrupt team with a sub-par ballpark and no plans yet on the drawing board for a better one. --Philippe (talk) 05:29, 21 July 2016 (EDT)

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