When occured: 
Fri, 1921-01-21

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis officially is signed as baseball commissioner, to a seven-year, $350,000 contract. Kenesaw would fight and receive absolute power over decisions in baseball. His first task was to clean up gambling and suspending the eight Chicago White Sox who were behind the 1919 Black Sox scandel. Included in those eight players was Joe Jackson, one of the best hitters the game has ever seen. 

Video of Landis


More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

May 30

  • 2007

    On May 30, 2007, Johnny Damon collects his 2,000th career hi ...

  • 1995

    On May 30, 1995, former major league outfielder Glenn Burke ...

  • 1980

    On May 30, 1980, longtime Detroit Tigers reliever John Hille ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Billy Rogell

2B, Chicago Cubs

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Luke Appling

SS, Chicago White Sox

Read Bio
Season Profile

1907 Boston American

At the very beginnin

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Most Valuable Player

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Maury Wills

Los Angeles Dodgers

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Comiskey Park 1910 -

Home of the Chicago White Sox

Read Bio
Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Joe Jackson, Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: