This day in baseball: Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb cleared by Landis

On December 21, 1926, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis dismissed a claim by Dutch Leonard alleging that Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker bet on a fixed game six years previous. The commissioner declared the matter closed, clearing both Speaker and Cobb of any wrongdoing when Leonard did not show up at a hearing to defend his accusations.

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Kenesaw Mountain Landis


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb cleared by Landis”

  1. wkkortas says:

    I am fuzzy on the details, and I don’t have the heart to bury myself in the search, but I gather there has been evidence which has come to light which casts some doubts on Cobb and Speaker’s innoncence.


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