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WILL MLB MAKE A MOVE INTO THE LAND OF MICKEY AND SHAQ?
Published December 15, 1994
The group representing Orlando's bid for an expansion franchise made their presentation to MLB's Expansion Committee yesterday. Prospective Owner Norton Herrick said "everything went perfect," adding he believed Orlando had a better chance to land a team than St. Petersburg because "We've got a stronger market, a better stadium, a better leadership group." The first part of the presentation by Orlando officials focused "on community, business and government support as well as the growth potential for the area." Later, Herrick and his investors discussed finances with the group. Stanton Cook, the Cubs' Chair and a member of the committee, said the group did a "good job and made an excellent presentation." The league still has not made an official announcement that it will expand, but Phillies Owner Bill Giles said a vote by the owners "will probably be taken in January" (Bill Chastain, TAMPA TRIBUNE, 12/15).