On April 9, 1947, Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher for “conduct deemed detrimental to baseball.” The one-year ban for consorting with known-gamblers, will force Leo to miss the historic major league debut of Jackie Robinson.
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First baseman Gene Paulette is barred from organized baseball for life for taking part in throwing games. He played in 500 games with the New York Giants, St. Louis Browns and Philadelphia Phillies.
March 21, 1921
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