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November 30, 2004

The Chicago Black Sox Trial of 1921: including a diagram of the fix, game-by-game series stats, images, and a whole lot more. All part of the Famous Trials website, which was found on MeFi.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 09:28 AM - 8 comments

ufez, that's some great stuff. especially for someone lacking motivation to actually read like a book or something about the trial.

posted by garfield at 09:53 AM on November 30

Circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back! I love it!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:25 AM on November 30

I keep forgetting that they played a best of nine in those days. After going to a Durham Bulls game this past summer, my girlfriend has decided that she wants to be a baseball fan. I got her the Johnny Bench-written Idiots Guide to Baseball (which is a good read, btw) for the brains of the game and Shoeless Joe for the heart and soul of the game. Now, I'm trying to get her to read Eight Men Out for the tragedy of the game. This Website might push her over the edge to finally read it. This is a good companion site to the book.

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on November 30

Bulls games are good clean fun. I assume you've also made her watch Bull Durham?

posted by tieguy at 11:00 AM on November 30

I think she has already seen it. If not, good idea.

posted by NoMich at 12:14 PM on November 30

I keep forgetting that they played a best of nine in those days. Wasn't that only for a couple of years?

posted by yerfatma at 12:44 PM on November 30

After going to a Durham Bulls game this past summer, my girlfriend has decided that she wants to be a baseball fan. The most fun I ever had at a baseball game was the first time my wife, brother-in-law and his wife and I saw the Durham Bulls play in Durham in 1996. The stadium was still new, it was comfortable, the employees were pleasant, and they made the whole experience entertaining. (Don't mean to derail. Just wanted to mention it. Chat on.)

posted by sixpacker at 01:21 PM on November 30

If your library carries it, check out the article "Did Shoeless Joe Jackson Throw the 1919 World Series?" [Bennett, J. (1993) The American Statistician, 47, 241 -- get fulltext from JSTOR]. It does a Player Game Percentage analysis of Shoeless Joe's performance in the World Series, supporting his claims of innocence.

posted by mrflip at 01:20 AM on December 05

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