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199. Washington Senators

March 3, 2010

Q: I’ve been looking for the story about how Congress passed a law to improve baseball in Washington by giving all of the best players to the Senators (this was back in the early to mid-1970s). Guys like Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, etc. were “traded” to the Senators and the team ended up winning 161 games and losing none, but had 1 game rained out.

A: It was the “1977 Washington Senators Yearbook” from the February 1977 (Grand Fifth Term Inaugural) issue. That was the issue that imagined what the world would be like if JFK hadn’t been assassinated.


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