Happy 40th, Seattle Pilots!
It was 40 years ago today, April 8, 1969, that the Seattle Pilots made their Major League Baseball debut in Anaheim. They beat the Angels, 4-3, but finished their one and only season with a 64-98 record, before moving to Milwaukee and becoming the Brewers.
Here's my oft-reprinted article summarizing the Pilots' brief, disastrous history, and Mike Fuller's much more comprehensive site. Also, here's the M's in Pilots gear in '06.
Go, Go You Pilots!