A Professional Baseball Team That Changed The Way We Look At All Sports

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A professional baseball team that had fans who admire and supported has changed the way we look at all sports. In 1919 Black Sox was one of the greatest team in the National Baseball League (NBL), and they were determined to throw the World Series for extra money. This huge scandal involved the great "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude "Lefty" Williams, infielders Buck Weaver, Arnold "Chick" Gandil, Fred McMullin, and Charles "Swede" Risberg, and outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch. The day before the Sox players left to Cincinnati for the World Series on September 29, the players met with Sullivan and Evans, Arnold Rothstein 's assistants (he set up the fix), and demand $80,000 in advance, but only received $40,000 (Linder). The fix was in play when the pitcher Eddie Cicotte, hit Maurice Rath in the back. At this point the players knew that they were going to lose their job, reputation, and trust. Black Sox lost the 1919 World Series. After the World Series, the players that were involved in the fix were determined to come out with the truth and take their case to court to soon face the consequences of their actions. The judge decided to not let “none of the Eight Men Out would ever again put on a major league uniform” (Linder). Nowadays, sports, including individuals or team, have been caught cheating. It’s not only throwing away a game for money, or deflating a football to score a touchdown, or putting substances on a baseball to make it hard for the…

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