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. The aftermath of the Black Sox Scandal and life after …show more content…
Swede will always be remembered as a light-hitting, rifled armed shortstop on the 1919 Chicago White Sox team. Swede was the youngest of the eight men who were banned. Even though he went through some rough patches he had a pretty successful life after his banishment. Swede supposedly made a great amount of money compared to the rest of his teammates in the fix. Every player who participated was supposed to make ten thousand dollars each. Most players made five thousand or less for their participation, Swede reportedly made anywhere from ten to fifteen thousand dollars. In todays world thats equivalent to $224,112.73. Swede went across the U.S. and up north to Canada playing baseball in two different leagues, and from time to time would end up on the same team as some of his old teammates. His wife didn't like the way he started to live his life so she filed for divorce in 1922 and the divorce got finalized in December of the same year. During the summer of the 1922, he teamed up with his boys from the White Sox on a the same team lefty did, the Ex-Major League Stars. An altercation arises between Swede and Eddie Cicotte over money and Swede ended up punching Eddie in the mouth and also leaving the team. Swede packed his things and got on the road and moved to Minnesota, where he would find find his next wife and who he also had two kids with. Swede also became a business man and had a small farm and sold his product to Rochester Aces Clinic. In 1923, Swede threw a great game and struck out 21 players in what what became to be a no hitter. Unlike the MLB in the semi-pros you could ask for more money and actually get it, so Swede took the opportunity and capitalized on it for the rest of his baseball days. In 1926 Judge Landis asked Swede to give a testimony that had something to do with the Detroit Tigers. Swede said the Tigers
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What Is it Jim Devlin the ace pitcher for the Louisville Grays was involved and implicated in the gambling scandal that shook the baseball world in 1877. It put a hurt on Louisville having a baseball team, or really any professional team for that matter after this scandal. Devlin and three other teammates, were accused of throwing some league games and three exhibition games. The four players were banned for life from playing in Major League Baseball. How it started
This film plays a major part in exemplifying key aspects of baseball history. The Black Sox Scandal was a devastating event in history that caused spectators and fans to question the integrity of the game; they became skeptical on coming to games because they would not know if it was a real game or fixed. The eight players involved, hence the title of the film, were Eddie Cicotte, Chick Gandil, Oscar Felsch, Joe Jackson, Fred McMullin, Swede Risberg, Buck Weaver and Claude Williams. These players were bribed to throw the 1919 World Series game of the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Red for $10,000 each by gamblers Joseph “Sport” Sullivan, William “Sleepy Bill” Burns, and Billy Maharg. Although this was their original plan, the players remained unpaid and decided to play and win the rest of the games.
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First of all, the story is set in New York, and Gehrig played for the baseball team, the New York Yankees. Another connection is the time period, Gehrig played in the early 1920s, and that is when the story took place. In the story there are multiple mentions of baseball as a whole, including the supposedly rigged 1919 world series. The team he played for, the New York Yankees, rose to fame during the time period that this book was in. They won the world series in 1923, being led by Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth.
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“These White Sox boys were an especially volatile, spirited bunch, a club loaded with bitterness and tension.” (Asinof 6) I wonder if this played a part in the scandal. If people knew that they were a rowdy group that, could have been easily mistaken for a bunch of guys just playing ball so they could party and make money. The bitterness in the club was because of the low pay they were all receiving.
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