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27/05/1968 The National League of baseball votes to expand to 12 teams

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MLB expansion resulted in the establishment of expansion franchise Montreal and San Diego in the National League of MLB. Both teams began to play in the 1969 MLB season. One of the reasons for expansion was increasing pressure to maintain the sport as the US national pastime, particularly because of the increasing popularity of professional football.
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