October 8, 1951 in History
Ford Frick replaces Happy Chandler as 3rd commissioner of baseball Warren C Giles becomes president of baseball's National League

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Ford Frick History:
April 8, 1978 - Ford Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
August 5, 1964 - Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as commissioner
March 25, 1960 - Ford Frick voids Indians - Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
July 8, 1957 - Baeball Owners re-elect Commissioner Ford Frick
January 10, 1957 - Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Detroit Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates
July 6, 1956 - Ford Frick inaugurates Cy Young Award, to honor to outstanding pitcher
March 7, 1955 - Baseball Commish Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
July 30, 1952 - Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
September 20, 1951 - NL President Ford Frick elected 3rd commissioner of baseball
May 4, 1943 - NL Ford Frick demonstrates revised balata ball to reporters by bouncing it on his office carpet ball proves to be 50% livelier
December 11, 1934 - Ford Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
November 8, 1934 - Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
December 19, 1894 - Ford Frick, baseball commissioner, 1951 - 1965

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