Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox

Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (The SABR Digital Library Book 28) (English Edition) The Black Sox Scandal is a cold case, not a closed caseWhen Eliot Asinof wrote his classic history about the fixing of theWorld Series, Eight Men Out, he told a dramatic story of undereducated and underpaid Chicago White Sox ballplayers, disgruntled by their low pay and poor treatment by team management, who fell prey to the wiles of double crossing big city gamblers offering them bribes to lose the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds Shoeless Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Eddie Cicotte, and the other Black Sox players were all banned from organized baseball for life But the real story is a lotcomplexWe now have access to crucial information that changes what we thought we knew about baseballs darkest hour including rare film footage from that fateful fall classic, legal documents from the criminal and civil court proceedings, and accurate salary information for major league players and teams All of these new pieces to the Black Sox puzzle provide definitive answers to some old mysteries and raise other questions in their placeHowever, the Black Sox Scandal isnt the only story worth telling about theChicago White Sox The team roster included three future Hall of Famers, ayear old spitballer who would go on to wingames in the minor leagues, and even a batboy who later became a celebrity with the Murderers Row New York Yankees in the sAll of their stories are included in Scandal on the South Side, which has full life biographies on each of theplayers who made an appearance for the White Sox in , plus a comprehensive recap of Chicagos pennant winning season, the tainted World Series, and the sordid aftermathThis book isnt a rewriting of Eight Men Out, but it is the complete story of everyone associated with theChicago White Sox The Society for American Baseball Research invites you to learnabout the Black Sox Scandal and the infamous team at the center of it allBR is the Society for American Baseball Research, a group of over , enthusiasts about the game of baseball whose research interests range from the game s history to statistical analysis, records, cultural impact, andThe BioProject is a SABR effort to research, write, and publish biographies of every player and every person ever connected with organized baseball Anyone with a love of baseball can join SABR and become a part of these efforts

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