Sport: Surprise!

The major leagues elected Happy Chandler commissioner of baseball 5½ years ago when the game thought it needed friends in Washington to survive the manpower drafts of World War II. Albert Benjamin Chandler, junior Senator from Kentucky, had more than a toothpaste smile and a pump-handle handshake; he had good connections. Last week, with manpower drafts threatening baseball once again, the club owners could still use friends in Washington, but they had had enough of Happy Chandler.

Nobody was more surprised at this discovery than Happy himself. The main business of the club...

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