Commissioner A. B. "Happy" Chandler and the Integration of Major League Baseball: A Reassessment

  title={Commissioner A. B. "Happy" Chandler and the Integration of Major League Baseball: A Reassessment},
  author={J. P. Hill},
  journal={NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture},
  pages={28 - 51}
  • J. P. Hill
  • Published 22 September 2010
  • Economics
  • NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
On April 24, 1945, United States Senator and former Kentucky governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler learned that he had been elected the second commissioner of Major League Baseball. Chandler's six-year tenure in this post would prove to be a momentous period in the history of the national pastime. Attendance surged due to the postwar economic boom, the major leagues established the first pension plan for players, and the game beat back the Mexican League's vigorous efforts to lure away top talent… 
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