PHIL BENGSTON

Game 171 | April 16, 1969
Morris Siegel, Phil Bengston

A native of Roseau, Minnesota, Bengston played football at Minnesota in tandem with Bud Wilkinson. Hired by Vince Lombardi as one of his first assistants at Green Bay in 1959, Bengston was the choice to coach the team when Lombardi surprisingly stopped coaching after the 1967 season. Lombardi served a year as Packers general manager and came back to coach Washington in 1969. Under Bengston, the Packers compiled a two-year record of 20-21-1 before he was replaced by Proctor, Minnesota, native Dan Devine. Siegel was a long-time columnist for the Washington Times and led the fight to bring major league baseball back to Washington after the Senators moved to Minnesota in 1961.


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