Kenesaw Mountain Landis

NAME: Kenesaw Mountain Landis

BORN: November 20, 1866

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Millville, Ohio (Butler County)

EDUCATION:

attended University of Cincinnati

graduated 1891, Union Law School
(now Northwestern University)

OCCUPATION: judge, baseball commissioner

DIED: November 25, 1944, Chicago, Illinois

FAST FACTS:

Before becoming professional baseball's first commissioner, Landis served as a US district judge.

He was elected baseball commissioner in November 1920 in response to the notorious "Black Sox" world series scandal of 1919.

He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1944.