Sport: Scandal

Wearing a choker collar that looked higher than ever, Kenesaw Mountain Landis sat down at his desk in Chicago and stared solemnly and petulantly at the 50 reporters who rose to say good morning to him. Without a word he handed to each a typewritten statement of 2,000 words—his decision in the baseball scandal of having given or taken bribes in 1917. The statement declared the players innocent. The "gift" from the White Sox to Boston in 1917 was an impropriety. It was not, said the statement, a crime. The Judge himself...

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