The alliance would be a short lived one, as the Cleveland Indians only lasted one season, and caused the team to fall below .500 for the first time in 4 years. Stability however, was on its way as the Philadelphia Athletics signed a long term PDC with the Williamsport Grays... one that would take them up to World War II. The Grays would also have their first Championship season as they won the 1934 NY-Penn League title.