The Chicago Black Sox Scandal On August 4, 1921 eight men were banned from Major League Baseball by newly appointed baseball commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series. Eight men were accused of fixing the World Series for money. This scandal will forever be remembered in infamy and completely changed the image of professional baseball. Judge Landis became the first commissioner of baseball to fix the broken image of the sport and assure the public of no more scandals and fair play. The players went through trial and even though they were acquitted and were happy, it didn't last long because less than 24 hours later they were banned for life.
He became widely known as a professional on the golf course and one of the biggest promoters of sportsmanship. In the 1925 US Open, Jones gave himself a one stroke penalty because the ball moved. Both the official and his opponent, Hagen tried to tell him not to do it, but he knew it was the right thing to do. He ended up losing this tournament by 1 stroke in the end. Everyone had said that he should have won without the penalty, but he still believed that he lost by the rules of golf.
The year 1919 was the most horrific year in American history in terms of racial violence. David F. Krugler clearly describes the horrendous events that occurred during this year in his book 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back. According to the book, "Between late 1918 and 1919, the United States recorded ten major race riots, dozens of minor, racially charged clashes, and almost 100 lynchings as white Americans tried to enforce the continued subjugation of black Americans in the postwar era" (Krugler 3). Extremely violent mob attacks and the lynching of African Americans were very common occurrences throughout the entire country with some states having more acts of violence than others. I thought Krugler's book was an incredibly informative read because it gave honest, raw details of anti-black acts of violence and was focused on various African Americans' perspectives during this critical time.
It ruined his afterying it ruining his life he ruined his career it ruined his everything. This happened in 2007 after he had his best season then he made one mistake and know its all ruined. When that happened there was friends and a lot of people and they didn't get fined are jail time only michael vick i Think they only did it for attention and ruin michaels cream. Michael vick is a great guy he was a role model and kids and fans looked up to him and believed in him. But after that one mistake everyone hates im now he's a bad influence a trouble quarterback just for all that he didn't deserve that i bet if that didn't happen he will be one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history i believed in him when i was a little kid he was my favorite quarterback and he still is doesn't matter everyone makes a bad decision everyone make mistake i bet we wishes he can go back in time and didn't do that he would be the greatest NFL player and role model.
He was a very good gambler that actually was a kind man who was misinterpreted as can outcast. Here is an example from the text where John shows his kindness to Tom Simson. “He had met him some months before over a “little game,” and had, with perfect equanimity, won the entire fortune--amounting to some forty dollars--of that guileless youth. After the game was finished, Mr. Oakhurst drew the youthful speculator behind the door and thus addressed him: “Tommy, you’re a good little man, but you can’t gamble worth a cent. Don’t try it over again.” He then handed him his money back, pushed him gently from the room, and so made a
John Oakhurst played a game of poker with a young man and won the entire pot. He then went out behind the door and told him "Tommy, you're a good little man, but you can't gamble worth a cent. Don't try it over again. "(Para.11) This shows that he is actually a good person because he could’ve kept all the money, but he decided not to because it was just wrong to take all of a young fellow’s money. When he was kicked out of Poker Flat it says that he was the last
As soon as white people discovered what happened, they immediately have lynched the poor Bob by tying him to a stake and burning him. The realism the author uses to describe racial violence is merged with the folk songs and vivid imagery, which well describe the long interracial wars occurred after slavery was abolished. Unfortunately, black people were still considered as inferior, and only apparently equal to whites--"separate but equal." Therefore, white racism plays the lion's share in “Blood-Burning Moon” by illustrating the coexistence of two distinct reality in the same town, the white town, and the black "factory town."
The Boston Massacre; a very devastating tragedy. The British soldiers against the colonists. Where did this feud get America, and who caused it? Undoubtedly, the massacre was a critical key to America’s future. Traditionally, the ones who did the most damage were in the wrong.
Girls should be able to play baseball just like the boys. If the boys can play baseball then the girls should also be able to play baseball because we should be equal. People think weird about girls playing baseball because not a lot of girls play baseball. People think that baseball is a sport that is powerful and everyone is powerful so we should all be able to do the same