December 4, 1943
Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis bans Philadelphia owner William Cox from baseball for life for betting on games played by his own team. Landis, well known for his hardline anti-gambling stance, had previously suspended Cox while allegations of misconduct were investigated. Among the evidence presented at an appeal hearing was damning testimony given by former Phillies manager Bucky Harris, whom Cox had fired during the season. Cox, who had purchased the team just nine months earlier, became the first non-player to be banned from baseball.