Subjects:Baseball, A.B. "Happy" Chandler, World War II, Racial segregation, , African American baseball players, Baseball commissioners--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States, Baseball players--Salaries, etc.--United States, Baseball players--United States--Interviews, Baseball--Management, Baseball--United States, Baseball--United States--Social aspects, Governors--Kentucky, Lieutenant governors--Kentucky, Liga Mexicana de Beisbol Profesional, Negro leagues,
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. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog: <a href="http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/series/18784/baseball-commissioner-oral-h...