Sport: Thumbs Down

Happy Chandler just couldn't muster the votes. He needed twelve to re-elect him to his $65,000 job as baseball commissioner; the best he could get from the club owners in Miami Beach this week was nine—the same as last time around (TIME, Dec. 25). The other seven major-league clubs, led by the Cardinals' Fred Saigh, seemed to have won the fight for a new commissioner. The poser was: Who? The owners have until 1952 to settle the problem. They handed the screening job to a committee, told the committee to "take all the time necessary."

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