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Friday, November 13, 2015

Kenesaw Mountain Landis in 1943 banned Phillies owner William D. Cox from baseball for betting on his own team.

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

... first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death (November 25, 1944) ...


Landis retained a firm hold on baseball despite his advancing years and, in 1943, banned Phillies owner William D. Cox from baseball for betting on his own team. In 1927, Landis's stance regarding gambling had been codified in the rules of baseball: "Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee who shall bet any sum whatsoever upon any baseball game in connection with which the bettor had a duty to perform shall be declared permanently ineligible."[163] Cox was required to sell his stake in the Phillies.
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