On January 27 1927
— Citing accuser Dutch Leonard’s
refusal to appear at the hearings of January 5th, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
issues a lengthy decision clearing Ty Cobb
and Tris Speaker
of any game-fixing charges. Landis orders the Philadelphia Athletics to reinstate Cobb and the Washington Senators to restore Speaker. Both are then made free agents. Philadelphia owner Connie Mack
will sign Cobb on February 8th, and Speaker will sign with Washington on January 31st for a reported $35,000.