Rogan: Sports’ Forgotten Heroes: Seattle Pilots

From SABR member Warren Rogan at Sports’ Forgotten Heroes on May 8, 2019, with SABR member Bill Mullins:

2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of a Major League Baseball team few remember – the Seattle Pilots. In 1969, baseball expanded by four teams and split each league into two divisions. The National League added the San Diego Padres and the Montreal Expos (now known as the Washington Nationals) and the American League added the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Pilots. The Pilots lasted just one year in Seattle (and most of spring training in 1970) before being “officially” sold and relocated to Milwaukee.

Bill Mullins who authored the book, Becoming Big League, Seattle, the Pilots, and Stadium Politics, joins Sports’ Forgotten Heroes for an in-depth conversation on what happened to this team. It’s truly a remarkable story.

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Originally published: May 10, 2019. Last Updated: May 10, 2019.