On This Date 11/17/1960

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Calvin Griffith, The Washington Senators, get permission to move the Washington Senators to the Twin Cities. This sets off a chain reaction that leads the American League to speed up its expansion plans, adding two new teams in 1961, a year ahead of schedule. The expansion teams are the Los Angeles Angels and a new Washington Senators team. The Minnesota Twins would take the Senators’ history as the new Senators are considered an expansion team.

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