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October 20, 2004
BASEBALL/POLITICS: World Series Election Trivia

There would indeed be a little bit of humor, in this election season, if we were to see an Astros-Red Sox World Series, Texas vs. Massachusetts. Here's a little quickie trivia (answers to follow later):

1. Who was the last team from a major party presidential candidate's home state to make the World Series in an election year?

2. Who was the last team from a successful major party presidential candidate's home state to win the World Series in an election year?

("Home state" here meaning the conventional view - the state where the candidate spent his adult life and won elective office, rather than, say, considering Bush from Connecticut and Kerry from Colorado, the states of their birth)

UPDATE: The first commenter gets it, so think of your answer before you check the comments.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:26 AM | Baseball 2004 • | Politics 2004 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

1. San Diego Padres/Ronald Reagan (1984)

2. Oakland A's/Richard Nixon (1972)

Posted by: MTM at October 20, 2004 9:45 AM

Bingo! We have a winner.

Posted by: The Crank at October 20, 2004 10:37 AM
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