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What Happened in the World 100 Years Ago - 09/28/1920
Scandal rocked baseball
[Scandal rocked baseball] Major league baseball had been shaken to its foundations by the indictment of eight Chicago White Sox players on charges that they had conspired with gamblers to fix the 1919 World Series. The indictments were based on evidence obtained for the Cook County grand jury by Charles A. Comiskey, owner of the White Sox, who immediately suspended the seven players still with the team. If convicted, they face up to five years in prison. Grand jury officials revealed that Cicotte and Jackson had confessed to their part in the fix. Cicotte admitted receiving $10,000 for throwing two games and Jackson said he received $3,000 of $20,000 promised by the gamblers.
[中文] 棒球界发生令人震撼的丑闻 --- [more]
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