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  • 1919 World Series Research Paper

    Trenton Harlan Mrs. Baltz English III 29 September, 2016 Fixing the 1919 World Series It’s 1919, the great American 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 Sox against the Cincinnati Reds was a huge scandal in baseball history. The White Sox were accused of intentionally throwing the series, therefore the Reds won the 1919 World Series. The news hit the front page of the newspaper the next day saying 8 men were acquitted with criminal charges including; “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. No team in that year, 1919, played better than the White Sox but they were not a very happy team. The man that caused the whole thing was known as the man who built Comiskey Park in 1913 and franchise owner, Charles Comiskey.…

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  • Baseball And Depression: The Fixed World Series Of 1919

    The “Fixed” World Series of 1919 Seated in the 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…

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  • Joseph Jefferson Jackson In The 1919 World Series Scandal

    Joseph Jefferson Jackson was a professional baseball player, who was one of the best players of his time. However, his reputation tarnished when he, including seven other teammates were accused of losing a game in order to earn cash from gamblers; hence were banned from playing professional baseball for life. Nevertheless, I have confidence that Jackson wasn’t involved in the 1919 World Series scandal. First of all, during a game, he and his teammates were accused of participating in a fix with…

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  • The Influence Of The Little League World Series

    The Little League World Series, a kids dream to be at besides Disneyworld. Every kid that plays Little League wants to work hard to get to there. Some kids don’t even make it passed their city championships, but they set their goals so high so they can make it to Williamsport. It’s not just only in the United States, it is international. Kids around the world get to participate in it. There is so many positive influences about the Little League World Series, from the lifetime friend ships with…

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  • Evolution Of Baseball Essay

    This period lasted until 1919, which was characterized by low scoring, pitcher dominated games that offered little in the way of entertainment for stadium crowds. During the dead ball era, the popularity of baseball was fortified with the construction of new, larger stadiums dedicated to this sport. However, baseball continued to flourish. By the beginning of age in the 1920s, when babe ruth led the new york yankees to several World Series titles and became a national hero on the strength of…

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  • Money In Major League Baseball

    who have won a title have been in a large market. “The year 2000 is significant because that was the year the New York Yankees won the third of three straight World Series titles. Not surprisingly, they were also baseball’s biggest spenders that year” (Rymer). A good reason why the Yankees can win a lot of titles is because they can afford great players. The Yankees have won 27 world series and on each of those teams there has been at least a hall of famer on the team. For example, when they won…

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  • What Were Ozzie's Accomplishments

    The Wizard Go crazy folks, go crazy! From 580 stolen bases, to fifteen time all star, and one World Series ring, Ozzie Smith has done it all. Ozzie also has worked with charities throughout his life and still is today. Ozzie has had many achievements; fifteen time all star, World Series Champion(1982), NLCS MVP(1985), thirteen time Gold Glove winner, Silver Slugger award, #1 retired for the Cardinals in honor of him, and a Hall of Famer in Cooperstown, New York. Ozzie was nicknamed ‘The Wizard…

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  • Roberto Clemente Research Paper

    Pirates roster because Roberto sounded too foreign. Using his quick hands and strong arms, he could handle pitches thrown in any location, Roberto Clemente also swung an imposing 36-ounce bat. “He played every game like his life depended on it,” said his Pirates teammate Willie Stargell (Roberto Clemente1 2). Roberto Passion for the game lead Pittsburgh to the World Series in 1960. Despite his skill, Roberto Clemente had a difficult time transitioning to the major-league baseball. Roberto found…

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  • Black Sox Trial Essay

    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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  • Clutch In Sports

    In the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox faced off against their most hated rivals, the New York Yankees. The Red Sox were already in the midst of an 86-year World Series drought known as “The Curse of the Bambino.” 2004 was the closest Boston had come to winning a World Series title since the infamous Bill Buckner error in 1986. Red Sox fans had believed all year long that this was THE year. However, after being down 3 games to none in the series, the Red Sox faced…

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