Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Formerly a federal judge who had built a reputation for fighting corporations, Landis exercised his power as commissioner frequently and to the fullest extent, beginning with the Black Sox scandal. In his first act as commissioner, Landis banned eight White Sox players from baseball for life for their involvement with New York gambler Arnold Rothstein – even after they were acquitted in a Chicago trial. Read Landis’ complete Baseball Hall of Fame bio:

Tags:  1940s, baseball
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