On October 26, 1960, the American League announces that it will expand by two teams and approves the move of the Washington Senators to Minneapolis-St. Paul becoming the Twins. the team had operated in the capital since 1912, when Clark Griffth had taken over as manager. Team president Calvin Griffith made the difficult decision.
The new teams will play in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C. and all teams will play a 162-game schedule, with 18 games against each opponent.
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