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    Continental League Branch Rickey video

    I know folks have spoken about this here before, but I came across an item on Youtube from What's My Line that featured Branch Rickey, then the president of the proposed Continental League which was looking to expand ML baseball following the exit of the Dodgers and Giants. This is from an episode in 1959.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPV-O_caBrs

    BTW, the guest panelist that week was actor and former ballplayer, Chuck Conners, who was signed to the Dodgers by Rickey.

    Here is a bit about the league and how it never came to actually play as baseball did ultimately expand into all but one of the proposed cities (Buffalo).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_League

    I know WOY and others have talked about this before, but thought folks might find it interesting.
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