History has transformed kenesaw mountain landis into a one dimensional figure the stem scowling ruler of baseball who rescued the sport from the depths of the black sox scandal banishing wrongdoers scowling at owners helping to block racial integration judge and jury life and times of judge kenesaw mountain landis strips away the myths and facile explanations to reveal the real landis with all the subtleties and contradictions that made him not only czar of baseball but also the . Landis kenesaw mountain 1866 1944 baseball commissioners united states biography judges united states biography publisher south bend ind diamond communications. Judge and jury the life and times of judge kenesaw mountain landis by david pietrusza kenesaw mountain landis as told by dick thornburgh foreword by 373 rating details 22 ratings 4 reviews judge kenesaw mountain landis is most famous for his role as the first commissioner ever to rule organized baseball. David pietruszas judge and jury the life and times of judge kenesaw mountain landis chronicled the life of baseballs first commissioner kenesaw mountain landisa finalist for the 1998 seymour medal and a nominee 1998 nassh book award it received the 1998 casey award as best baseball book of the year. Judge and jury the life and times of judge kenesaw mountain landis is an essential read for fans of baseball history in my opinion its well researched and well written i found this book fascinating from both the baseball perspective and also from the general history perspective i try to read some baseball books every year around the start of spring training its one of my traditions this year david pietruszas book sat on my list im glad i read it
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