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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: A. B. "Happy" Chandler Oral History Project - Baseball Commissioner Project

A. B. "Happy" Chandler Oral History Project - Baseball Commissioner Project


This project consists of interviews concerning Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler's career as baseball commissioner from 1945 to 1951. Interviewees include Happy Chandler and baseball players, team owners, friends and colleagues of Chandler. Topics discussed include Chandler's election to office of baseball commissioner, World War II, Jackie Robinson and the end of segregation in baseball, team ownership, baseball players, World Series games, minor league baseball, Negro League, racism.

Number of Interviews


Total Hours                          109


African American baseball players ; Baseball commissioners ; Baseball commissioners--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States ; Baseball commissioners--United States ; Baseball player-managers--United States ; Baseball players--Salaries, etc.--United States ; Baseball players--United States ; Baseball players--United States--Interviews ; Baseball--Management ; Baseball--United States ; Baseball--United States--Social aspects ; Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 ;  Governors--Kentucky ; Kentucky. Governor (1935-1939 : Chandler) ; Kentucky. Governor (1955-1959 : Chandler) ; Lieutenant governors--Kentucky ; Liga Mexicana de Beisbol Profesional ; Negro leagues ; Pasquel, Jorge--1907-1955



Athletics, Public Policy