Lead: For nearly a quarter century after 1920 Baseball was dominated by an wiry, irascible, stubborn  white-haired dictator, “The Judge,” Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: When veteran Abraham Landis returned to Logansport, Indiana after the Civil War, he named his younger son, Kenesaw Mountain, after the Georgia landmark and battlefield where Abraham nearly lost his leg as a combat surgeon in the army of General William Tecumseh Sherman. From the beginning the boy took on an imperial air with his siblings and the neighborhood kids. They took to calling him, “the Squire,” but with that name went a grudging measure of respect.


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