Eight men out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series pdf epub fb2

Eight men out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof, Jerome Holtzman epub fb2 djvu

Author: Eliot Asinof, Jerome Holtzman
Title: Eight men out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series
ISBN: 0941372006
ISBN13: 978-0941372008
Other Formats: docx lit docx txt
Pages: 302 pages
Publisher: Holtzman Pr (June 1, 1981)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1496 kb
Size FB2 version: 1481 kb
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Baseball

The headlines proclaimed the 1919 fix of the World Series and attempted cover-up as “the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America!” First published in 1963, Eight Men Out has become a timeless classic. Eliot Asinof has reconstructed the entire scene-by-scene story of the fantastic scandal in which eight Chicago White Sox players arranged with the nation’s leading gamblers to throw the Series in Cincinnati. Mr. Asinof vividly describes the tense meetings, the hitches in the conniving, the actual plays in which the Series was thrown, the Grand Jury indictment, and the famous 1921 trial. Moving behind the scenes, he perceptively examines the motives and backgrounds of the players and the conditions that made the improbable fix all too possible. Here, too, is a graphic picture of the American underworld that managed the fix, the deeply shocked newspapermen who uncovered the story, and the war-exhausted nation that turned with relief and pride to the Series, only to be rocked by the scandal. Far more than a superbly told baseball story, this is a compelling slice of American history in the aftermath of World War I and at the cusp of the Roaring Twenties.


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