Toronto Blue Jays

  • Frank P. JozsaJr.
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


For decades Major League Baseball (MLB) officials considered the Greater Toronto Area to be a prime site as a potential big-league city, in part, because it was home to the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs professional baseball team from 1896 to 1967. When the National League (NL) San Francisco Giants’ Bob Lurie, who purchased the club from Horace Stoneham in 1976, expressed interest in moving his team there, the city of Toronto financed the renovation of 54,000-seat Exhibition Stadium—home of the Canadian Football League’s Argonauts—in order to lure a professional baseball franchise.


East Division Major League Baseball Great Toronto Area Professional Baseball National League 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank P. JozsaJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Tega CayUSA

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