• Born date: 1866-11-20
  • Born in: Ohio
  • Death date: 1944-11-25
  • Death in: Rush University Medical Center
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (/ˈkɛnɨsɔː ˈmaʊntɨn ˈlændɨs/; November 20, 1866 – November 25, 1944) was an American jurist who served as a federal judge from 1905 to 1922 and as the first Commissioner of Baseball from 1920 until his death. He is remembered for his handling of the Black Sox scandal, in which he expelled eight members of the Chicago White Sox from organized baseball for conspiring to lose the 1919 World Series and repeatedly refused their reinstatement requests.