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    The first game had Eddie Cicotte as the starting pitcher, which is the player that throws the ball to the people who are batting, for the Chicago White Sox. It seemed like the Sox would win that day because, as previously mention, Eddie Cicotte had won 29 games prior to the playoffs. However, the Reds ended up winning the first game of the series with a score of 9 to 1. Everyone was shocked about how badly the White Sox had played that day. Cicotte’s level of play was not what it usually was. A statement was written by the New York Times: “Never before in the history of America’s biggest baseball spectacle has a pennant-winning club received such a disastrous drubbing in an opening game…” (Andrews, 2014) The losing would continue throughout…

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    Eight Men Out Movie Review

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    Baseball games have a possibility of being fixed anywhere at any time. Players fixed games in the 1900 's for money; it wouldn 't shock me if players fixed games today. The movie "Eight Men Out" opened my eyes on how players fixed games. Viewers will watch an interesting film that shows us why the Chicago White Sox will always be known as the Black Sox. "Eight Men Out" is a film that was written and directed by John Sayles in 1988. The film is based on Eliot Asinof’s 1963 book “Eight Men Out:…

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    1919 Black Sox Scandal

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    baseball, Judge Keneshaw Mountain Landis, described his ruling against the eight Chicago White Sox players that were accused of putting a “fix” on the 1919 World Series (Andrews, Evan). This ruling was the first of the “iron fist” decisions made by the newly named commissioner who was determined in cleaning up baseball ("Baseball: The Black Sox Scandal").The White Sox throughout the 1919 season were…

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    The Arms Race Case

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    The sellers have all the leverage! Well interestingly enough, trade talks have emerged of a highly sought after ace in the Chicago White Sox’s Chris Sale and Qunitana. The White Sox haven’t publicly stated that they are in a sell position, and have recently gone out to get Shields, as mentioned above, to try and make the playoffs this year. After these rumors surfaced, teams like the Red Sox, Rangers, and Dodgers have been circling. All three have top farm systems with highly valuable future…

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    Critical Analysis In the book Shoeless Joe and Me, Dan Gutman talks about the old time baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson. Joe was a baseball player for the Chicago White Sox. He was involved in a scandal that’ll never be forgotten. This story is about a baseball fan who has the powers to go back in the time of the year a baseball card is. He wanted to travel back in time to 1919, to find out if Shoeless Joe was really involved in this or if he was against it. He also wanted to stop it from…

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    Mark Nobel Case Study

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    Executive Summary Steward Roddey, the general manager of Oakland A’s baseball team is faced with the decision of whether or not to give a hike to Mark Nobel, the second best pitcher in the American League. Nobel’s agent was commanding a contract fee in the region of $600,000 per year owing to his performance statistics from the 1980 season. One major argument presented by Nobel and his agent is that Nobel has the ability to attract crowds and thereby increase attendance to the games and drive…

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    Josh Bahlmann 17 April 2018 Banzai Babe Ruth Review Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination is an extreme narrative that accounts for the events of an attempted goodwill tour of Japan by some of the United State’s Major League Baseball’s top talent ballplayers. The book covers much of the brainstorming and motivation behind the tour’s goals and ambitions as well as the events that occurred on the field while at the same time making connections of those event’s influences on…

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    Cleveland Indians pioneered signing young stars to long term deals, hundreds of players began trading earning potential later in their careers for the security of guaranteed money” (Sawchik). Over the years team revenue has grown a lot and so has the average salary per player. “In 2002, the average salary for a MLB player was at a record high $4.2 million dollars” (Sawchik). In 2016 the average hasn’t change at all. One would say a money cap would change the game forever. Major League Baseball…

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    Pete Rose Research Paper

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    No Hall of Fame for Pete Rose Most hits in MLB history and Pete Rose can't get in the Hall of Fame. Gambling is against MLB rules and punishment can range from anywhere between one year and life banishment from the MLB. Baseball has been named America’s pastime and obstructions in the game tend to affect the way people watch baseball. Pete Rose bet on baseball and that obstructs MLB rule causing Rose to not be eligible for the Hall of Fame. Pete Rose was so obsessed with gambling, “Records of…

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    In the beginning of the 1960s, it seemed to be the dawn of a golden age, but by the end of the 60’s many Americans thought the nation was falling apart. The JFK assassination, Vietnam war, fights for civil rights, racial tensions, radical students, and the MLK assassination were main events that took place in the 60’s that made many Americans fear the worst for our nation. In the middle of all the hate, crime, and death were 16 major league baseball teams fighting for a championship, not caring…

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