Black Sox Scandal : A Lasting Impact On Its Culture

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Black Sox Scandal
No sports scandal has similarly shocked America or had such a lasting impact on its culture. The Black Sox players were suspected of throwing the World Series, and underwent trails. On August 2, 1921, the Black Sox were found guilty on all accounts. The final verdict was that all eight players to be permanently banned from organized baseball. The Black Sox players should not be banned from baseball for life. Although the players threw the World Series and had a huge negative impact on the fans and the game, they should not be banned for life because, they were only in it for the money, not all of the players that were banned were involved, and they tried to call off the fix.
The Black Sox Scandal was the fixing of the 1919 World Series played between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. The White Sox team were one of the best to ever play the game. They were a heavy favorite to win the series. Arnold Gandil, the first baseman, came up with the plan to throw the series and persuaded some of his teammates to go along with him. The players involved in the fix were: Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Eddie Cicotte, Oscar Felsch, Claude Williams, Arnold Gandil, Fred McMullin, and Charles Risberg. It included the team’s two best pitchers, three of its four best hitters, two out of its three starting outfielders, three of its four starting infielders, and the utility infielder. Collectively, the eight players accounted for 59% of the team’s wins, 66% of the RBIs,…
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