Kenesaw "Mountain" Landis 1923 World Series Wire Photo 
Lot Number 353
 
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After the Black Sox scandal rocked the baseball establishment, the owners wanted to create a commission of non-baseball men to oversee the game. The owners decided on federal judge Kenesaw “Mountain” Landis, but he would accept an appointment only as sole commissioner, demanding unlimited authority over all aspects of the organized game. The owners reluctantly agreed, thus creating the post of the baseball commissioner as it is today. Presented is a beautiful image of Landis throwing out the first pitch of the 1923 World Series. This original Type I photograph is in good condition with three light creases along to edges and a small tear on the border above Landis’s head. The picture is similar to images used in the popular Ken Burn documentary Baseball and comes from Culver Pictures, a company that supplied many of the fantastic photographs used in the production of the PBS special. The back of the photo is dated October 10, 1923 in pencil and has the Culver Pictures information tags. 
 
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