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NORTHERN VA BASEBALL INVESTOR REPORTEDLY JOINS ORLANDO BID
Published October 31, 1994
Bart Fisher, who heads Capital Baseball, one of two Northern VA groups trying to win an expansion franchise, may have lost "one of his most prominent investors to a competing community." Sources say New York investment banker J. Morton Davis, previously listed as one of the principals in Capital Baseball, "may have pulled out of Fisher's group and is considering joining investors seeking a franchise in Orlando." Fisher would not "confirm nor deny Davis' current status," but Stephen Kurtz, an investor in the Orlando bid said, "We have had some discussions with Mr. Davis. Nothing has been finalized." Fisher's group makes their presentation to MLB owners tomorrow in Chicago (Thom Loverro, WASHINGTON TIMES, 10/31). John Harrington, chair of the Expansion Committee, said if baseball gets a new CBA by February, owners may vote on adding two expansion teams for '97 or '98. Harrington hopes for an expansion decision by January and a vote by February. He stressed if there is no labor deal, "it's unlikely we can make a positive recommendation" on expansion (Mult., 10/30).