Sport: Johnson-Landis

Small boys fight with sticks and stones, with mud, spitballs, hard peas. Not so gentlemen who have grown great on the good meat of dignity, the drink of influence. They well know that a tongue, derisively projected, cannot be readily wagged. Thus Byron Bancroft Johnson, President of the American (Baseball) League, and Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball tsar, joined conflict without resort to the grotesque methods of adolescence. Yet loud has been their struggle. The facts:

Since the inception of the American League of baseball clubs, 23 years ago, Byron Bancroft Johnson...

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