Mark's Reviews > Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series

Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof
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Jan 19, 2012

really liked it
Read from January 19 to February 01, 2012

I only knew about the Black Sox scandal in broad outline, so I was glad to learn more in this detailed account.

The writing is light and readable, but the narrative tells of a group of rather foolish men who allowed their disgruntlement at poor treatment from White Sox owner Charles Comiskey to lead them into the remorseless clutches of professional gamblers. Though they were acquitted of criminal charges, they were barred from major leagues baseball for life while those who corrupted them mostly got off scot-free.

A gripping, moving, and, at times, rather disgusting read.


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