Judge and Jury

The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis

“In this fascinating, diligently researched work, Pietrusza tackles a complex,
important man and makes him his own.”
—Publishers Weekly—

“Belongs on most Sports bookshelves.”
—Library Journal—

“well-regarded”
—Washington Post—

“Finally, an objective biography of Baseball’s first Commissioner. Beautifully done.”
—Jerome Holtzman—

“Judge and Jury is first rate.”
—Fay Vincent—

“Baseball fans should be grateful for this comprehensive biography
of one of the game’s most towering and dominating figures.”
—Attorney General Richard Thornburgh—

“The most comprehensive biography yet of “the man who saved baseball”
from the stain of the 1919 Black Sox scandal.”
—USA Today Baseball Weekly—

“Handled readably and with plenty of documenting research . . .
every baseball history library should make room for ‘Judge and Jury.'”
—Total Baseball Daily—

“[Judge and Jury] is outstanding. I have learned more about the
history of baseball, true history, than from anything I have ever
read or heard about. [It’s] research and documentation clarifies
so many of the personalities and events that took place before
‘my time’ in the game. Jacques Barzun’s quote: ‘Whoever
would know the heart and mind of America had better learn
baseball’ should be supplanted by [this] biography of Landis.”
—Baseball Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner—

“Excellent”
—Authors Stefan Szymanski and Andrew Zimbalist—

CASEY Award Winner
Seymour Medal Finalist
NASSH Award Nominee

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