This Day in Failure: March 2

2019: At a press conference announcing his signing of a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, outfielder Bryce Harper accidentally says he wants to

“bring a title back to D.C.,” the city where he had played since beginning his major league baseball career six years earlier.

2009: American International Group, Inc., formerly the world’s largest insurer, announces that it lost $61.7 billion in its most recent quarter, making this the largest quarterly loss in U.S. corporate history.

1877: A special Electoral Commission declares Republican Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the previous November’s U.S. presidential election, despite the fact that Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote. Hayes’ campaign managers had challenged the validity of the returns in Florida, South Carolina and Louisiana.