"The International Jew" Study Hour - Episode 51

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2013-06-13 16:46

June 13, 2013

Carolyn Yeager  and Hadding Scott read and comment on Chapter 46, “Jewish Degradation of American Baseball.

Tonight’s chapter tells how Jewish entrance into  professional and major league baseball resulted in a general lowering into “show business” with  a gambling agenda dominant.  Sportsmanship gives way to money-money-money.  Some of the characters, good and bad, who are mentioned:

  • Righteous Judge A.J. Landis of Chicago (right, center), who was picked by the Jews to become the one-man head of the National League in a plan to get him off the bench;
  • Ban Johnson, autocratic head of the National Baseball Commission, was on the receiving end of many Jewish  “get Johnson” schemes;
  • Harry Frazee, former burlesque house kingpin and prize fight fixer, bought the Boston American baseball club;
  • The Ascher brothers, owners of a string of Chicago motion picture theaters, offered a million and a half dollars for the Chicago American League club.

Image:  From Who’s Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson:  L-R: Tom Shibe, Judge Landis, William L. Veeck [September 10, 1929].  Veeck was a sports writer who became president of Chicago Cubs from 1919 till his death in October, 1933. 

Note: We are using the Noontide Press publication of The International Jew — The World’s Foremost Problem which can be found online here as a pdf file.