THE QUESTION: Are you in favor of expanding to two 10-team leagues? (Answers by club presidents)

May 17, 1959

DAN TOPPING
Co-owner
New York Yankees
No, I'm not in favor of expansion from eight to 10 teams in either the American or National League. It would merely add that many more lower-division clubs. I favor expansion through a third league, and I think that will come eventually.

WALTER O'MALLEY
President
Los Angeles Dodgers
I always have been in favor of expansion. I think it will come when suitable ball parks are built. New York should have a team in the National League, but where is the money to come from? Remember, I offered to build a park.

BILL VEECK
Majority stockholder
Chicago White Sox
Yes, because there are large cities which have reached major league status and they should be represented. Momentarily, the caliber of play might go down but the fans wouldn't notice the difference and we'd still have good competition.

TOM YAWKEY
President
Boston Red Sox
No. I had a dream once that the Red Sox finished ninth. That finished the expansion period for me—too many clubs with resulting low attendances. I would favor instead another eight-team league in spite of all the problems involved.

AUGUST BUSCH JR.
President
St. Louis Cardinals
Expansion to two 10-team leagues would be logical. It would then be possible to expand into 12-team leagues and then into a third league. This would give us expansion in eight new cities on a gradual basis without too much disruption.

PHIL WRIGLEY
President
Chicago Cubs
I favor expansion to keep up with the country's growth. I don't know whether the answer is 10 teams or more or a third league. We have two committees to study the question. That's unusual. We seldom study anything in baseball.

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