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Kennesaw Mountain Landis

Kennesaw Mountain Landis (Baseball. Born, Millville, OH, Nov. 20, 1866; died, Chicago, IL, Nov. 25, 1944.) A former federal judge, Kennesaw Mountain Landis became baseball’s first commissioner in the wake of the 1919 “Black Sox” World Series dumping scandal that rocked the public’s confidence in the game. Landis barred all eight Chicago players for life […]

Phil Douglas

Phil Douglas (Baseball.  Born, Cedartown, GA, June 17, 1890; died, Seguatchie Valley, TN, Aug. 1, 1952.)  A talented righthanded spitballer, Phillip Brooks Douglas tried to drink his way out of the majors.  When that didn’t work, Douglas let his hatred for his manager get him barred for life.  In a career that included stops with […]

Bill Cox

Bill Cox (Soccer.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 8, 1909; died, Mt. Kisco, NY, Mar. 28, 1989.)  William Drought Cox was probably the man who restored soccer to a status as popular sport in the United States after it virtually disappeared from the American sports calendar during World War II.  Cox led a group of investors […]

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