Groups make NL pleas

2 D.C.

September 20, 1990

Nearly two decades after the Senators left Washington, two groups argued before baseball owners yesterday that the nation's capital should be given a third try.

Representatives of Washington; Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Orlando, Fla., appeared before the National League's expansion committee in New York, vying for the two franchises that will start play in 1993. Two groups came from Washington, one seeking a downtown team and another looking to put one in a northern Virginia suburb.

Mark W. Tracz, head of the suburban Washington group, said a team in the suburbs could be more successful because it would be farther from the Baltimore Orioles. The other group wants to play in RFK Stadium.

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