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Kenesaw Mountain Landis Newsbeat

Monday, February 08, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-8-2016

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, February 8, 1916:

Baseball magnates, players and fans are elated over the dismissal of the Federal League’s suit against organized ball. Had the suit been pressed, as the Baltimore Federal Club owners threatened, and had Judge Landis finally rendered a decision, it is certain that the effect on the national game would have been great.
...
In dismissing the suit, Judge Landis said, in part:

The court’s expert knowledge of baseball, obtained by more than 30 years of observation of the game as a spectator, convinced me that if an order had been entered it would have been, if not destructive, at least vitally injurious to the game of baseball.
...
I want to say that in all the preliminary evidence and the various arguments…not the slightest evidence was presented to cause the most suspicious person to impugn the honor of the game or of any of the individual players.

Sounds like a wholly impartial judge who would leave his personal feelings out of it when it comes time to render a verdict.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 08, 2016 at 09:55 AM | 17 comment(s)
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