Kenesaw Mountain Landis (/ˈkɛnɪsɔː ˈmaʊntɪn ˈlændɪs/; November 20, 1866 – November 25, 1944) was an American jurist who served as a United States federal judge from 1905 to 1922 and the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death.
Who was first baseball commissioner?
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis was elected baseball’s first Commissioner on January 12, 1921. Born the sixth of seven children on November 20, 1866 in Milville, OH, Landis received his colorful name from Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, where his father, Abraham Landis, had been seriously wounded during the Civil War.
Who was Kenesaw Mountain Landis and why was he important?
Kenesaw Landis was a federal judge in Chicago, Illinois prior to serving as Commissioner of Major League Baseball. He presided over many cases and in 1907 he imposed a $29 million fine for antitrust violations against Standard Oil Company.
Who was the commissioner of Major League Baseball at the time?
The Commissioners of Major League Baseball
|The Commissioners of Major League Baseball A Biographical History|
|#||Commissioner||Start of Term|
|1.||Kenesaw Landis||January 21, 1921|
|2.||Happy Chandler||April 24, 1945|
|3.||Ford Frick||September 20, 1951|