Sport: Chandler Steps Down

Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler, who got his walking papers at the major-league meetings last March, finally agreed last week to start walking—at his own leisurely pace. After thinking it all over for three months, he announced that he will retire within the next fortnight, paid in full ($65,000 a year) through April 1952. Chandler's departure will leave only the guiding hand of an executive council to settle baseball's disputes. But after six years of hearing Happy's bourbon baritone intone "Ah loves baseball"—and not much else—the club owners seemed in no hurry to name a successor.


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