#Shortstops: Birth certificate of a franchise
It was during the Winter Meetings, roughly a year and a half before this game, on Dec. 2, 1967, that Gerry Snyder made a bid for the city of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada, to receive a Major League Baseball franchise. From this bid, a new National League team was born.
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It is this certificate, however mundane, that recognized the membership of the Montreal Expos into one of the oldest professional sports organizations of all time: The National League.
Cassidy Lent is the manager of reference services at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum