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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. 

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