On January 7, 1933 — Kenesaw Mountain Landis, in a move seen as a precursor the reduction of all salaries during the depression years, voluntarily cuts his pay by forty percent. In 1920, the Millville, Ohio native accepted the offer to become the game’s first commissioner for seven years at an annual salary of $42,500, on condition he could remain a federal judge.

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National Pastime January 28

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