Found February 29, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Ah, the Florida State League. My home for two seasons as I worked for the Dunedin Blue Jays. It's our next stop as we move to the High-A portion of our Trip Around the Minors, and we move to arguably the most humid of leagues in all of baseball. Beginning in 1919, the FSL sported six teams, including one in Tampa, the only place of the original six to house a Major League franchise. The initial run lasted through 1928 as a Class D league, and the closure stemmed from what came to be known as The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926, which caused real estate to become an issue statewide. The league resumed 8 years later once the Great Depression started to die down and aside from the World War II closure between 1942 and 1945, it never closed down again, becoming a bonafide Class A league in 1964. It now houses 12 teams across two divisions, the North and the South. The divisions are as follows: North Division: Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee Brewers affiliate), Clearwater Threshe...
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