Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Realignment, Expansion
Major League Baseball (Organization)
The vote was 27-1 with only the Texas Rangers against the proposal. And so next season, if the players agree, there will be three divisions in each league in baseball. Realignment will have been achieved, and there will be another round of playoffs. Player approval is likely, as it was the Player's Association who suggested that it was time for realignment, rather than a second tier of playoffs involving second place teams.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "MLB Realignment and Expansion" (1993). On Sport and Society. 331.