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    Black Sox Scandal in the News

  • July 29, 2009 - USA Today
    90 years later, experts still unraveling Black Sox mystery: Forty-six years after the publication of 8 Men Out, the Black Sox scandal continues its hold on history lovers as it apporoaches ...
  • February 14, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Torre says baseball must regain trust (AP):

    <a href=Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre answers a question about Alex Rodriguez at a news conference during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz." align="left" border="0">

    Asked how long a drug cloud would hover over baseball, Joe Torre peered into the past. "I don't know how long the Black Sox scandal lasted," the Los Angeles Dodgers manager said Friday. "It's something we're going to have to endure. "To me, the most important thing is that we need to regain the trust and it's not something that's going to happen overnight, it's not going to be fixed overnight.


  • June 11, 2008 - NY Times
    Eliot Asinof,‘Eight Men Out’Author, Is Dead at 88: Mr. Asinof’s journalistic re-creation of a 1919 Black Sox scandal,“Eight Men Out,”became a classic of baseball literature and narrative nonfiction.

  • December 14, 2007 - Associated Press
    MLB Drug Report Hits Clemens the Hardest: NEW YORK (AP) -- Page after page, Roger Clemens' name was all over the Mitchell Report. Count them, 82 times. Barry Bonds showed up more often. So did Jose Canseco. Andy Pettitte, Eric Gagne and Miguel Tejada also became part of baseball's most infamous lineup since the 1919 Black Sox scandal. But they didn't get the worst of it Thursday. That infamy belonged to Clemens, the greatest pitcher of his era. The Steroids Era....
  • December 14, 2007 - ESPN.com
    Chicago museum buys Black Sox letters, memos: The Chicago History Museum is the new owner of thousands of rare documents, letters and memos detailing events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World
  • December 14, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Clemens among names in Mitchell Report (AP):

    <a href=Seattle Mariners' Glenallen Hill breaks his bat as he connects on a pitch from Texas Rangers pitcher Darren Oliver for a single in the first inning May 20, 1998, in Arlington, Texas. " align="left" border="0">

    Page after page, Roger Clemens' name was all over the Mitchell Report. Count them, 82 times. Barry Bonds showed up more often. So did Jose Canseco. Andy Pettitte, Eric Gagne and Miguel Tejada also became part of baseball's most infamous lineup since the 1919 Black Sox scandal. But they didn't get the worst of it Thursday.


  • December 14, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Black Sox papers sold for $100,000 (AP):

    Brian Marren, vice president of Mastro Auctions, holds canceled checks at his office at Mastro Auctions, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007  in Burr Ridge, Ill. The Chicago History Museum won a collection of rare documents, letters and memos detailing the so-called 1919 <a href=World Series Black Sox scandal at an auction ending Thursday, officials said. Suburban Chicago auctioneer Mastro Auctions said it sold the collection to the museum for about $100,000. Experts said the treasure trove might offer insights about the Chicago White Sox and their notorious alleged actions during the series against the Cincinnati Reds that's become one of the darkest events in baseball history. " align="left" border="0">

    The Chicago History Museum won a collection of rare documents, letters and memos detailing the Black Sox scandal at an auction that ended Thursday. The museum offered about $100,000 for the collection, topping 35 other bids, said suburban Chicago auctioneer Mastro Auctions. Experts say the papers offer insights about the Chicago White Sox and their notorious alleged actions in a betting scandal...


  • November 27, 2007 - NY Times
    NYT>Baseball: A box containing thousands of rare documents, letters and memos that detail events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series will be up for auction starting Monday.
  • November 26, 2007 - NY Times
    Black Sox Documents Will Be Up for Auction: A box containing thousands of rare documents, letters and memos that detail events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series will be up for auction starting Monday.
  • November 26, 2007 - Houston Chronicle
    Papers reportedly detailing Black Sox scandal head to auction: A box containing thousands of rare documents, letters and memos that supposedly detail events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series will be up for auction starting Monday at a suburban Chicago auction house.
  • November 26, 2007 - Baltimore Sun
    Black Sox documents go to auction: A box containing thousands of rare documents, letters and memos that supposedly detail events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series will be up for auction starting today at a suburban Chicago auction house.
  • November 26, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Box of items details events from scandal: A box containing thousands of rare documents, letters and memos that supposedly detail events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series will be up for auction starting Monday at a suburban Chicago auction house.Experts say the material may offer more insight about the White Sox, whose alleged notorious actions during the series against the Cincinnati Reds has become one of the darkest events in baseball history.
  • November 26, 2007 - ESPN.com
    Papers linked to Black Sox scandal head to auction: A box containing thousands of rare documents, letters and memos that supposedly detail events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series will be up for auction Monday.
  • November 26, 2007 - Yahoo!
    'Black Sox' papers to be auctioned off (AP): A box containing thousands of rare documents, letters and memos that supposedly detail events surrounding the so-called Black Sox scandal of the 1919 World Series will be up for auction starting Monday at a suburban Chicago auction house. Experts say the material may offer more insight about the White Sox, whose alleged notorious actions during the series against the Cincinnati Reds has become one...
  • December 29, 2006 - Philadelphia Inquirer
    Bill Conlin | Steroid apathy a scandal: IT SHOULD HAVE been the biggest story of the young century. The massive abuse of performance-enhancing, illegal, anabolic steroids and human growth hormones should have dwarfed the 1919 Black Sox Scandal both in scope and impact.
  • Black Sox Scandal in the Blog Pen

    Gene Carney: February 13, 2009 - A CONVENIENT AMNESIA:
    John Shiffert: January 9, 2009 - Happy New Year, Indeed: John Shiffert Returns with 19 to 21:
    Gene Carney: August 27, 2008 - Eliot and Me:
    Our Readers' Submissions Vault: August 19, 2008 - Strange Endings to Baseball Careers by Sam Person:
    Jim Gerard: July 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 31: Enter Letty:
    Gene Carney: June 20, 2008 - Baseball History as Seen From the Shadows of Cooperstown, Part 11: 1995 to 2000:
    Gene Carney: June 18, 2008 - Baseball History as Seen From the Shadows of Cooperstown, Part 10: 1990 to 1994:
    Gene Carney: April 22, 2008 - BASEBALL HISTORY -- AS SEEN FROM THE SHADOWS OF COOPERSTOWN, PART TWO: 1911-1920:
    Gene Carney: April 9, 2008 - Gene Carney Reviews a Great New Biography of Eddie Collins:
    : April 3, 2008 - DFA, chapter 20: Viva La Revolucion!:
    Jim Gerard: March 17, 2008 - DFA, chapter 18 -The Creative Process:
    : March 12, 2008 - My Transaction History, part 2:
    Our Readers' Submission Vault: March 10, 2008 - Why Babe Ruth is the Greatest Home-Run Hitter by Hugh S. Fullerton:
    Gene Carney: December 6, 2007 - MORE PUZZLE PIECES FOUND! - Gene Carney on the Black Sox Treasure Trove:
    John Shiffert: June 27, 2007 - The Winless Pitcher Syndrome:
    Peter Doyle: June 26, 2007 - Roger Clemens, The Best Righty?:
    Sam Abady: June 22, 2007 - Foul Territory: Hate Speech in Baseball - A Reflection on John Rocker and Turkey Stearnes:
    Richard Lally: June 18, 2007 - Richard Lally Spends Five Minutes With...Eddie Joost:
    Gene Carney: June 8, 2007 - CLOSING IN ON 400:
    Peter Doyle: May 30, 2007 - Those Who Ignore History...:
    : May 29, 2007 - :
    John Shiffert: May 16, 2007 - : Volume 5, #17, May 16, 2007
    : May 7, 2007 - : THE NATURAL, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
    John Shiffert: April 2, 2007 - 19 to 21: April 2, 2007

    Black Sox Scandal in the Library

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  • Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms: A Lifetime of Memories from Striking out the Babe to Teeing It up with the President by Elden Auker
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