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'A dark past': MVPs say time to pull Landis name off plaques

'A dark past': MVPs say time to pull Landis name off plaques
Posted at 11:13 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 11:13:44-04

NEW YORK (AP) — As monuments, statues, and memorials around the world come under increased scrutiny, some former Most Valuable Players in Major League Baseball are saying they'd like to see a change in future MVP plaques.

The trophy is engraved with the name of Kenesaw Mountain Landis in large letters.

Landis was baseball's first commissioner and there were no Black players in the majors during his reign from 1920 until his death in 1944.

His name has been on every American League and National League MVP plaque since then.

Barry Larkin, Terry Pendleton, and Mike Schmidt say they'd like to see it pulled off.