Essay on The Black Sox Scandal Of 1919

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It was almost unimaginable, professional baseball players throwing the World Series? The Black Sox scandal in 1919 resulted as one of the biggest conspiracies in sports history. In this disgraceful occurrence, several players on the Chicago White Sox baseball team decided to throw the 1919 World Series. In this particular series, members of the highly favored White Sox decided to intentionally lose to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from gamblers. Still, many question wether the players involved received a worthy punishment for their shameful actions. Even today society doesn 't have the same love for the game as they once did in 1919 because of the few players who ruined the integrity of the game. The White Sox scandal originally started with several conflicts within the club of the baseball team. This team was already unlike the rest because, "the club was divided into two "gangs" of players, each with practically nothing to say to the other"(Linder). Even though this team was one of the best to ever play the game, there were many problems with the team chemistry. One half of the team, referred to as the "Clean Sox"(Linder), were completely against taking extra cash to throw the game as the two sides never spoke to one another on or off the field. One of the only things they had in common was their resentment for their club owner Charles Comiskey. Also, "club owner Charles Comiskey was widely disliked by the players"(Mitchell), because of his common tendencies…

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