On March 10, 1951 — J. Edgar Hoover, longtime director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, declines the post of baseball commissioner. President Calvin Coolidge appointed him in 1924, and the nation’s top cop remained in the FBI until his death in 1972. The governor of California, Earl Warren, had previously rejected an offer to become baseball’s leader.
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Commissioner Happy Chandler and players’ representatives agree on the split of the TV and radio rights from the World Series.
November 8, 1950
March 18, 1985
Ford Frick is reelected National League president for two years and given a raise. The American League votes down night ball and awards a $500 cash prize for batting leaders retroactive to include Buddy Myer in 1935.
December 10, 1935
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