On election night, the Oakland A's were up to bat.
The team's plan to build a $1.8 billion "ballpark village" was a defining issue in the Fremont mayoral race.
Mayor Bob Wasserman, the city's current mayor, supported the plan to build a 32-000-seat ballpark with housing and retail stores.
Challenger Gus Morrison, who is a former mayor of Fremont, opposed the plan mostly because of traffic and parking concerns.
City councilman Steve Cho, who is also running, said he believed the plan should be decided by voters.
Wasserman came out on top with 43-percent of the vote.
Cho came in second and Morrison came in third.
The baseball project's draft environmental impact report will be released in early 2009, when it will be reviewed by the planning commission and the city council.
The current plan calls for the ballpark to open in 2012.