Interview with Frederick A. Johnson, August 26, 1980

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Frederick Johnson represented Danny Gardella in the landmark court case Gardella v. Chandler. In this interview, he discusses topics such as his early interest in baseball, the Mexican League and Commissioner Chandler's blacklisting of American players who were a part of it, the reserve clause, various aspects of the Gardella case, the player pension plan, and the problems with the uniform contract.

Interview Accession

1980oh142_chan079

Interviewee Name

Frederick A. Johnson

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1980-08-26

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Johnson, Frederick A. Interview by William J. Marshall. 26 Aug. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, F.A. (1980, August 26). Interview by W. J. Marshall. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Frederick A., interview by William J. Marshall. August 26, 1980, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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