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Landis had major impact as first commish

From Kenesaw Mountain Landis to Bowie Kuhn to Bud Selig, baseball has had its share of commissioners.

Originally Published: January 22, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

The Office of the Commissioner has now existed for nearly 85 years, and yet there have been only nine of them. Here's an overview, focusing on their impact on the game ...

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-1944) Described by one writer as "flinty, colorful, and often arbitrary," Landis was baseball's first commissioner and still, by almost any measure, its greatest.

In 1891, when still a young man, Landis earned a law degree from Chicago's Union Law School. Before long, thanks largely ...

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