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I love the game dearly and wanted it to go back to the straw hat and beer days when 250 towns had minor league teams and most of them were not supported by a major league franchise. I wanted to show we could start $50,000 behind (organized baseball) and survive. It's the American dream. It's a matter of opportunity, not the almighty dollar.

On establishing the independent Portland Mavericks, unaffiliated with a MLB parent club in the Class A Northwest League, when the Class AAA Pacific Coast League reorganized itself and left Portland without a team for five years in the 1970's

Neil Oliver "Bing" Russell
Portland Mavericks
Owner

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