Republican team captain Silvio Conte makes it safely to first base, while Neil Gallagher loses his glove fielding a ball. Despite this error, the Democrats won the game. The day before the matchup, the Washington Post reported that the prevailing team had high confidence in reversing their fate from the previous year, due to some new players. On their side were “Teddy Kennedy, an expert on touch football but also not a bad baseball player, and young Birch Bayh, the Indiana whiz-kid.” The win though, was an anomaly. Conte’s Republican team started a decade-long winning streak the following year.