Chandler’s election changes future of baseball
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“Happy was somebody I loved like my own father. He was as fine and memorable a person as the game ever produced, and that’s over 150 years” said former commissioner of baseball Bowie Kuhn.
One of four Hall of Famers to have served in Congress – along with Morgan Bulkeley, Jim Bunning and Jacob Ruppert – Chandler was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1982.
Nick Anapolis was the spring 2013 public relations intern at the Baseball Hall of Fame