Sport: Chandler Steps Down

Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler, who got his walking papers at themajor-league meetings last March, finally agreed last week to startwalking—at his own leisurely pace. After thinking it all over forthree months, he announced that he will retire within the nextfortnight, paid in full ($65,000 a year) through April 1952. Chandler’sdeparture will leave only the guiding hand of an executive council tosettle baseball’s disputes. But after six years of hearing Happy’sbourbon baritone intone “Ah loves baseball”—and not much else—theclub owners seemed in no hurry to name a successor.

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