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    The Black Sox Scandal Introduction The White Sox get bribed into throwing The World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in 1919. The White Sox were made up of two different groups of players and together they formed the best baseball team to ever play. Black Sox The “Black Sox” nickname originated when Comiskey decided to save money by reducing the number of time the uniforms were washed. Comiskey had been known to convince poor baseball players to sell their soul for money. Making a deal Several White Sox players got together with gamblers to discuss losing the World Series. Gambler Arnold Rothstein promised the players 80,000 dollars each if they went along with “the fix” as some people called it. Since the players were not being pay enough money they went along with it. Let the games began…

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    The Black Sox Scandal

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    the Black Sox Scandal. “Later evidence revealed that eight Chicago players had taken money from gamblers to dump the 1919 World Series. Seven of the eight alleged fixers admitted to a grand jury they had received sums varying from $5,000-$10,000—figures that exceeded the annual salaries of most of the accused—to throw the series to Cincinnati (Rader 144).” If the league would have just paid the players more the league would not have had to deal with players gambling on games, barnstorming, and…

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    1919 Black Sox Scandal

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    The Scandal That Tarnished Baseball “No player who throws a ballgame, no player that undertakes or promises to throw a ballgame, no player that sits in a conference with a bunch of gamblers where the ways and means of throwing a game are discussed and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever play professional baseball.” This famous quote stated by the first ever commissioner of baseball, Judge Keneshaw Mountain Landis, described his ruling against the eight Chicago White Sox players…

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    Series matched the Chicago White Sox against the Cincinnati Reds. Although most World Series have been of the best-of-seven format, the 1919 World Series was a best-of-nine series . Baseball decided to try the best-of-nine format partly to increase popularity of the sport and partly to generate more revenue. The series is often associated with the Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago team conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the World Series games. The 1919 World…

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    “The "best interest" clause developed in Major League Baseball (MLB) in response to the Chicago Black Sox scandal during the 1919 World Series, where gamblers bribed players to throw the coveted baseball championship (Kim & Parlow, pg.575).” Due to the actions of players in MLB, the organization was forced to include a clause that prohibited players from participating in such gambling and if an athlete did participate, they would be punished for their actions. Gambling is not against the…

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    Imagine, it is October 2, 1919, and you are on the infamous White Sox’s team, and you are getting ready for the start of the World Series, but what you do not realize is that you’re starting pitcher has been lying to the whole team. The Black Sox Scandal of the 1919 World Series ended in the accused being acquitted, but one of the most iconic players in history went down with the other players who were being paid off, Shoeless Joe Jackson was among one of the players that never played after this…

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    as suspicions turned into confessions. In 1919, no ball club played better than the Chicago White Sox, but no team was as unhappy. White Sox president Charles Comiskey grossly underpaid his players, some of them earning as little as $2000 per year. He cited the reserve clause in the player’s contracts which prohibited players from…

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    League White Sox with 88 wins and 55 losses up against the unbeatable National League Cincinnati Reds with a tremendous 96 wins with only 44 losses on the season. A battle of the best. The big news made headlines. Would Kid Gleason’s Sox beat the Pat Moran’s Reds? There’s a little bit of a turn of events though. Are the White Sox happy to be in the World Series? But there’s more than just money at stake during the never forgetting 1919 World Series. The 1919 World Series game the Chicago White…

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    stadium of the White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds; the crowds are roaring, for it’s the biggest game of the 1919 season. Excitement and anxiety is contagious, as everyone waits in suspense for the first pitch to be thrown. All of America is waiting in the stadium and around their televisions for the outcome of this momentous occasion to begin. No one could guess that this event was about to be ruined by the act of eight players. As baseball and gambling started to grow exponentially, management…

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    Black Sox Trial Essay

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    Baseball during this time period was a newer addition to the American culture. It became called “America’s Pastime,” the game itself was played by everyone, young and old. It was a shock to the American society to find that eight of the 1919 Black Sox players were suspects of accepting money from gamblers to throw the World Series away. It is considered today as one of the biggest scandals in Major League Baseball history, along with the Pete Rose cheating scandal. As for the trial, some parts…

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