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Watergate Was Nixon’s Punishment For Not Stopping Senators Move

Published by on June 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

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With all due respect to President George W. Bush, Richard Nixon was the Oval Office's most rabid baseball fan.

During his years in congress (1948-1952), the Congressman from California would often duck out of meetings and head over to Griffith Stadium to watch the Senators play. He once told Senators' manager Ted Williams that he had watched more than 200 games at the old park during the 1950's.

The then vice president spoke out against Calvin Griffith's move of the Senators to Minnesota, and was ecstatic about the city receiving a replacement expansion franchise the following year.

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