Bill Fulton recounts the history of Minor League Baseball clubs in cities across the U.S. It’s an important look back- as cities like Auburn see new options coming to life- amid changes with MLB affiliation.
“Baseball is an important part of ‘place’, cities, and civic pride,” Fulton writes in a piece published on Medium. “But over the winter, the powerful owners of MLB franchises dealt a serious blow to cities across the country- eliminating many professional minor-league teams, including the one in my hometown [Auburn].”
Fulton explores the tale of what happened to the Auburn Doubledays and looks at the system. His answer: These clubs should be liberated from MLB control. “Smaller cities deserve better,” he adds.
Fulton was previously a guest on the FL1 Daily Podcast, talking about his piece on Urban Renewal in Auburn and similar cities. [Click here to read & listen]
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