On October 5, 1956 — U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, during a morning news conference, indicates he is not in favor of the Washington Senators shifting their franchise to another city and would like to see the District of Columbia get a new baseball stadium, a proposal the Congress has been working on for the past decade. Club president Cal Griffith, who has disclosed other municipalities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Louisville, have made attractive offers to attract the team, has acknowledged he is willing to stay in the nation’s capital if a new stadium plan is approved.

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