Black Sox Baseball Scandal Essay

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Eight baseball players made a decision that ruined their lives. Eddie Cicotte, Claude Williams, Arnold Gandil, Charles Risberg, George Weaver, Joe Jackson, Oscar Felsch, and Fred McMullin called home after an evening of confessing. Did confessing lead to more years of imprisonment and fines or did it bring nothing to their plate to overcome. Black Sox baseball scandal is a malicious disaster for the teammates involved because of all the cheating during the game, how the gambling went down, and all the investigating.
To Chicago fans the World Series was a given win, but to the players they would have to play below the sub par and manage to gamble so they could lose the whole series. Bookmakers believed the Cincinnati Reds had no chance of …show more content…

Gandil set up the World Series with peers to follow. Gandil knew he could get help gamblers and bettors (Pellowski, 2003). To lose the World Series for a large amount of money like $80,000, Gandil knew he needed a better group of players. It was a chance of a lifetime to make a fortune. To lose the World Series for a large amount of money like $80,000, Gandil knew he needed a better group of players. It was a chance of a lifetime to make a fortune (Elish, 2007). Some people such as Fullerton, started to believe the rumors were just a myth. He began watching the White Sox in warm-ups and they were a phenomenal team. He started thinking was this there break through in the World Series (Asinof & Gould, 1963). As players from the White Sox were making spectacular plays one of their teammates knew he had to throw the game. Cicotte was the only one that had been paid by the gamblers, which resulted him making error after error losing the game (Elish, 2007). Fans kept getting more and more suspicious about the World Series. Cicotte's arm was getting tired before the fourth game, but it really was just his hurt heart. Losing the game for the White Sox the ending score was 2-0 (Geostch,

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