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1961 Major League Baseball expansion

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The 1961 Major League Baseball expansion was the formation of two new Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises that started in time for the 1961 season. The Los Angeles Angels and the Washington Senators were added to the American League (AL), becoming the 17th and 18th teams in MLB's two leagues. The expansion franchise in Los Angeles became the second MLB team in the city, after the Dodgers moved there from Brooklyn in 1958. The Senators replaced a previous franchise of the same name that moved to Minneapolis–St. Paul in 1961 and became the Minnesota Twins.
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    • Background 

    • Markets 

    • Expansion draft 

    • Performance of expansion teams 

    • Aftermath