A.B. (Happy) Chandler

Born: July 14, 1898
Birthplace: Corydon, Ky.
Baseball

former Kentucky governor and U.S. Senator who succeeded Judge Landis as commissioner in 1945; backed Branch Rickey's move in 1947 to make Jackie Robinson 1st black player in major leagues; deemed too pro-player and ousted by owners in 1951.

Died: June 15, 1991

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