scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,119
The 1919 World Series resulted in the most famous scandal of baseball history Eight players from the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the series against the Cincinnati Reds The events concerning the series were very controversial and many of the facts died with the participating team players However the players were banned from playing professional baseball for life without being convicted for any crimes The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the eight players are actually innocent or guilty of being involved with the scandal It will also seek to prove the unfairness of the Commissioner of Baseball Charles Comiskey unprecedented decision to deprive eight players of their sport despite their being acquitted of criminal charges and examine the facts concerning Joe Jacksons part in the scandal The first and most important point of whether the players were actually innocent or guilty is easy to prove On September 28 1920 one day after the world series fix had been exposed Eddie Cicotte admitted his involvement to Charles Comiskeys attorney Alfred Austrian Cicotte was quickly taken to the Crimal Courts building where Comiskeys attorney introduced him to Assistant States Attorney Hatley Replogle By 1130 am Cicotte was being questioned in fron of the Grand Jury Within hours of Cicottes confessions Joe Jackson would also go to Austrian and Replogle to admit his involvement Pitcher Lefty Williams would be the third player to come forward that day Like Cicotte and Jackson Williams would sign a waiver of immunity and a confession By the end of the day the eight Black Sox players were all indicted 1919BlackSoxCom The players were willing to throw the series because they would have received a total of 100000 to split among themselves Although this may not seem like a lot of money in todays terms this would have been equivalent to a years pay for each of the players Everstine Despite having some of the best players in
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA