Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Expansion, Sports franchises, Florida, MLB , Florida Marlins, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning
Major League Baseball (Organization); National Hockey League; Sports franchises; Florida Marlins (Baseball team); Tampa Bay Lightning (Hockey team)
The big news in Florida sports last week was expansion. The Florida Marlins sent two farm teams onto the field for the first time, and the dreams of future glory were put into motion. Also the Tampa Bay Lightning began stocking its roster, first with the castoffs of other teams, and then in the entry draft. The big news this week in Orlando was the drafting of Shaquille O'Neal, finally.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Expansion in Professional Sports" (1992). On Sport and Society. 354.