Found July 18, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Pete Rose
TEAMS: Chicago White Sox
Long before Biogenesis, or BALCO, or the Mitchell Report, or Pete Rose betting on games, we had the first major scandal in Major League Baseball, the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of taking money and tanking games in the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. While they were all acquitted in a court of law, baseball did away with due process (shocker) and banned them from the game. The story goes that they would have been convicted in a court of law had a signed confession been present at trial. It allegedly went missing before the case began, and they walked. Now, Lelands, a sports memorablia auctioneer is offering a cool one milllion dollars to whoever can produce the document. Via FTW: In the most famous scandal in baseball history, eight players from the White Sox – “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Eddie Cicotte, Claude “Lefty” Williams, Buck Weaver, Arnold “Chick” Gandil, Fred McMullin, Charles “Swede” Risberg and Oscar “Happy” Felsch – were accused of fixing the 1919 World Series, which the Reds won five games to three. The players, who became known as the “Black Sox,” were indicted on criminal charges the following [...]
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