Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Former Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey was painted as either a victim or an enabler when it came to the unfortunate scandal that resulted in eight players being banned from baseball for life. Some look at Comiskey as a penny pinching owner that forced his players to turn on him. Baseball reference and wikipedia say that he forced the players to pay their own cleaning bills. Even if this was a revolution, it is a shame that his image was tarnished over this incident. Comiskey being posthumously inducted in baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1939 after passing away October 25th, 1931 was a sign that MLB respected his accomplishments. He was a revolutionary player in the late 1800s and became player manager as a 25 year old with the St Louis Browns of the American Association. He was a decent player, but a better manager. After three separate stints as manager of the Browns, he managed in Cincinnati with the Reds and for the St Paul Saints/ Chicago White Sox teams of 1895-1900. ...
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