On March 1, 1940 — A federal judge rules in favor of Grace Comiskey, who became owner of the Chicago White Sox after the death of her husband John Louis Comiskey in 1939, helping her keep control of the team. The widow needed to go to court because the First National Bank of Chicago, the trustee of the estate, wanted to sell the team because there was no specific instruction in her spouse’s will that she should take control of the franchise.