The story goes that a 75-year-old bank robber
told federal judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis that he was too old and sick to
serve a 15-year sentence.
"I ain't got that much time left," the elderly
The tough, tobacco-chewing judge replied:
"Well, just do the best you can."
Landis later became Major League Baseball's
first commissioner on Jan. 12, 1921