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Press Release, "Indianapolis Likely Choice for Baseball Expansion Team Says Indiana Committee Chairman," c. 1982

In July of 1982, Mayor Hudnut established a committee of civic and business leaders with the goal of bringing a major league baseball franchise to Indianapolis. In the following months, committee members attended team owners’ meetings and solicited league leadership, hoping to attract one of the potential expansion teams to the city. Their efforts did not succeed and Indianapolis remained without a major league team, as it had since the Indianapolis Hoosiers left in 1914.