Ben Foster, general manager of the six-team Australian Baseball League that has MLB financial backing, said he noticed a number of positive spinoffs after the series was announced in June.
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"Our first season, we had four or five clubs send players over," Foster said of the overseas contingent in the ABL. "This past season it was 13 clubs sending 34 players. So it's getting better every year."