March 9, 1979 in History
Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters

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Bowie Kuhn History:
March 15, 2007 - Bowie Kuhn, dies in Jacksonville, Florida, of respiratory failure, at 80
September 30, 1984 - Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
November 1, 1982 - Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
September 8, 1980 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest
January 2, 1977 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
June 18, 1976 - Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, and Vida Blue to Yankees
July 16, 1975 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
November 28, 1974 - Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years
October 13, 1972 - Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
September 9, 1970 - Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
June 1, 1970 - Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
August 13, 1969 - Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
February 4, 1968 - Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
October 28, 1926 - Bowie Kuhn, born in Maryland, lawyer, sports administrator, fifth commissioner of Major League Baseball

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