1944 Induction Ceremony

The only person voted into the Hall of Fame in 1944 through the Veterans’ Committee was former executive Kenesaw Landis

KENESAW LANDIS:  Voted to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans’ Committee, Kenesaw Landis was baseball’s first commissioner elected to office in 1920.  He is widely known for how he handled the Black Sox scandal in 1919.  Landis reaffirmed the trust with baseball executives, players and fans alike when he decided to ban eight of the White Sox players for life.