7th Teaming up with Wellington Cross, Babe Ruth opens his vaudeville act in Boston. Cross and Ruth will open at the Palace in New York next week.
8th At a meeting to depose Ban Johnson, a new 12-team National League, made up of the dissenting 11 teams plus one of the 5 teams loyal to Johnson, is agreed to. John Heydler will be its president and Judge Landis the proposed chairman of the new commission. With no stomach for another war, 4 of the 5 AL clubs still backing Johnson agree to a joint meeting November 12th in Chicago.
12th With Ban Johnson barred from the meeting, the 16 ML clubs settle their differences. The 12-team-league idea is discarded, and the 2 leagues will continue with their same identities. The owners unanimously elect Kenesaw Mountain Landis chairman for 7 years. Judge Landis accepts, but only as sole commissioner with final authority over the players and owners, while remaining a federal judge (with his $7,500 federal salary deducted from the baseball salary of $50,000). The agreement will be signed on January 12, 1921, when he is to begin his duties.