The Chicago Black Sox Trial: A Primary Source Account
At a time when baseball was indeed the "national pastime," those who loved the game were rocked by the idea that players they admired could betray their team for money. Using primary source material such as the confessions and information from the grand jury and the trial, this book looks at the shocking "fix" as well as what happened to the players and to baseball when it was all over.
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