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And somehow, some way, a team not even remotely associated with this event gets drawn into it. The Yankees.
was once owned by a man who got suspended from baseball because of his connections with the Watergate scandal?
The "convicted" part of Billy Martin's famous 1978 "liar and convicted" comment referred to Steinbrenner's connection to Richard Nixon; in 1974, Steinbrenner pled guilty to making illegal contributions to Nixon's re-election campaign, and to a felony charge of obstruction of justice. He was personally fined $15,000 and his company was assessed an additional $20,000. On November 27 of that year, MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him for two years, but later commuted it to fifteen months. Ronald Reagan pardoned Steinbrenner in January 1989, one of the final acts of his presidency.
I think the big controversy in this story is that anyone gives a #### what Willie Bloomquist thinks.
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