The Seattle Pilots: The one-year mishap

Today, it is 51 years ago that the Seattle Pilots debuted in Major League Baseball. As a result, I repost this blogpost I posted in 2014 originally. Seattle always had been one of the cornerstones of the Pacific Coast League with its team the Seattle Rainiers. In 1964 the Cleveland Indians considered a move to …

Baseball writers in limbo

Perhaps you have seen several HOF voting ballots on Facebook on Twitter lately. Several baseball writers and journalists, who are organized in the Baseball Writers Association of America, have put their ballot on the world wide web. For the first time,  you can see a heavy shift towards voting for several PED users. Voting for PED …

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In the ever moving world of player development contracts and affiliations there some news to tell. The Cincinnati Reds and their Pioneer League (Advanced Rookie) affiliate, the Billings Mustangs have extended their PDC with two more years through the 2018 season. When the new contract expires the cooperation between the two teams will have lasted …

2015 World Series will be the first with expansion teams only

Did anyone of you realize that the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals will be the first in the history of the Fall Classic in which expansion teams will face each other? There have been World Series in which expansion teams played (and even won) like the 1997 edition …

Another team with a new look

The Tacoma Rainiers was the next Minor League team to rebrand. The script goes back to the original Rainiers when they were located in Seattle. In 1966 the team was renamed Seattle Angels after it was sold to the California Angels. After the 1969 season when MLB's Seattle Pilots moved to Milwaukee, the city was …

The Seattle Pilots. The one-year mishap

Originally, I wrote this article for the Cuban baseball magazine Universo Beisbol. The reason I post it on my blog is that I think it is interesting to see how a team could fail so miserably. The Seattle Pilots: The one-year mishap Seattle always had been one of the cornerstones of the Pacific Coast League …

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