October 12, 1967. LBJ sends a telegram to the “Impossible Dream” Boston Red Sox, facing off against the St Louis Cardinals in the final game of the World Series. (Being a consummate politician, LBJ also sent one to the Cardinals.)
"To the Boston Red Sox:
My position imposes neutrality on this fateful day. I will try to restrain my natural sympathy for those who prove the polls wrong. Win or lose, you have won a lasting place in history and our hearts. Good luck to you all. I will be watching with the rest of America and look forward to seeing you.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Alas, it was not to be. Sox fans would have to wait a few more years—well, 37 more years—to finally defeat the Cardinals and win the championship.