Fall from Grace: The Truth and Tragedy of “Shoeless Joe” Jackson
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Considered by Ty Cobb as “the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,” “Shoeless Joe” Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average—which is still ranked … Read More

Joe Benz Throws No Hitter vs Cleveland (On this date in History with Pete Cava)
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ON THIS DATE:  May 31, 1914   Joe Benz of the White Sox threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, winning 6-1.  The 28-year-old right-hander shut down a Cleveland lineup that included future Hall of Famers … Read More

The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball
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In the most famous scandal of sports history, eight Chicago White Sox players–including Shoeless Joe Jackson–agreed to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for the promise of $20,000 each from gamblers reportedly working for New … Read More

Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (The SABR Digital Library) (Volume 28)
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The Black Sox Scandal is a cold case, not a closed case. When Eliot Asinof wrote his classic history about the fixing of the 1919 World Series, Eight Men Out, he told a dramatic story of undereducated and underpaid Chicago … Read More

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