The following two presentations were also given at the conference.
William McMahon’s presentation, Farm Clubs of 1930-1962
The heyday of farm systems occurred from about 1930 to 1962. At the beginning of the period adoption of the “chain store” was becoming widespread. As the minors expanded after the Depression, major league teams built farm systems of 20 teams or more. This process peaked after World War II, and then the minors and farm systems began to decline in the 50
Originally published: May 27, 2003. Last Updated: May 27, 2003.