The Role Of Greed In Eliot Asinof's Eight Men Out

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In 1963, Eliot Asinof published Eight Men Out. This book told of the 1919 Chicago White Sox baseball team and their throwing of the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. When one first hears of this throwing, one of the first things that may come to mind is greed. It is shocking to think that eight players would be willing to throw away the most coveted title of their sport for money. But as Asinof takes the reader through the Black Sox’s story, it becomes more prevalent that greed may not have been the driving factor. He uncovers the greed that came not from the players, but from their owner, Charles Comiskey. In the 1900’s, there was not much regulation for managing baseball teams. By 1919, the sport had only been played by the National
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