Congressional action could open door for moves

December 4, 2001
WASHINGTON -- The effort in Congress to keep major league baseball from cutting teams could lead to teams moving, something that hasn't happened in three decades.

While other major professional sports have seen teams move from city to city, baseball's antitrust exemption, which bars lawsuits by teams seeking to relocate, has helped keep teams from roaming.

A measure introduced by Sens. Paul Wellstone and Mark Dayton, both D-Minn., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., would ...

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