✮ Burying the Black Sox Books ✰ Author Gene Carney – Valtrex-4.us

Burying the Black Sox Most Fans Today Know That Gamblers And Ballplayers Conspired To Fix The 1919 World Series The Black Sox Scandal It Has Been Touched Upon In Classic Works Of Sports History Such As Eliot Asinof S Eight Men Out, Referred To In Literary Classics Like W P Kinsella S Shoeless Joe, And Has Been Central To Two Of The Best Baseball Movies Ever Made, John Sayles S Eight Men Out And Phil Robinson S Field Of Dreams Many, However, Would Be Surprised To Learn That It Took Nearly A Year To Uncover The Fix Burying The Black Sox Is The First Book To Focus On The Cover Up That Kept The Fix From The American Public Until Almost Another Whole Baseball Season Was Played, And To Examine In Detail The Way Events Unfolded As The Deception Was Unraveled Unlike Eliot Asinof In Eight Men Out, Previously The Definitive Book On The Subject, Carney Thoroughly Documents His Information And Brings Together Evidence From A Wide Variety Of Sources, Many Not Available To Asinof Or Recent Writers.In Burying The Black Sox, Gene Carney Reveals What Else Happened And Answers The Questions That Fascinate Any Baseball Fan Wondering About Baseball S Original Dilemma Over Guilt And Innocence Who Else In Baseball Knew That The Fix Was In When Did They Know And What Did They Do About It Carney Explores How Charles Comiskey, The Owner Of The White Sox, And His Fellow Owners Tried To Bury The Incident And Control The Damage, How The Conspiracy Failed, And How Shoeless Joe Jackson Attempted To Clear His Name He Uses Primary Research Materials That Weren T Available When Asinof Wrote Eight Men Out, Including The 1920 Grand Jury Statements By Jackson And Pitcher Eddie Cicotte, The Diary Of Comiskey S Secretary, And The Transcripts Of Jackson S 1924 Suit Against The Sox For Back Pay Where Asinof Told The Story Of The Eight Black Sox, Carney Explains The Baseball Industry S Uncertain Response To The Scandal.

✮ Burying the Black Sox  Books ✰ Author Gene Carney – Valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 363 pages
  • Burying the Black Sox
  • Gene Carney
  • English
  • 07 September 2018
  • 1574889729

    10 thoughts on “✮ Burying the Black Sox Books ✰ Author Gene Carney – Valtrex-4.us


  1. says:

    I can credit the author for his exhaustive research for this treatise on the 1919 scandal The execution, however, left this reader dazed and confused He does raise some fascinating questions for debate There is so much information that the author wants to synthesize and convey to the reader that it s almost a stream of consciousness One thing is clear from this book about the 1919 World Series there is no unanimity about what happened And what we do not know for sure seems to outweigh w I can credit the author for his exhaustive research for this treatise on the 1919 scandal The execution, however, left this reader dazed and confused He does raise some fascinating questions for debate There is so much information that the author wants to synthesize and convey to the reader that it s almost a stream of consciousness One thing is clear from this book about the 1919 World Series there is no unanimity about what happened And what we do not know for sure seems to outweigh what we do know The other fact we come away with is that there is no single sin myth in baseball gambling history It happened before 1919 and happened at least in 1920 and even later in the decade Then there is Pete Rose.The author asks the reader and the mogul...


  2. says:

    Gene Carney asksquestions than he answers in Burying the Black Sox and he likes it that way He feels the story is too complex and incomplete to form a decisive opinion He tells you why Shoeless Joe might have been almost entirely innocent or why he might have beennefarious than suspected, although he concludes that Joe was not guilty by the criteria laid out by Judge Landis He goes into the influence of gamblers in 1917 series and other games before and after this 1919 scandal He Gene Carney asksquestions than he answers in Burying the Black Sox and he likes it that way He feels the story is too complex and incomplete to form a decisive opinion He tells you why Shoeless Joe might have been almost entirely innocent or why he might have beennefarious than suspected, although he concludes that Joe was not guilty by the criteria laid out by Judge Landis He goes into the influence of gamblers in 1917 series and other games before and after this 1919 scandal He explains how Landis viewed baseball before and after becoming commissioner The overall conclusion of the book is that Landis was unfair with this gro...


  3. says:

    While I applaud the author for tackling the topic and showing that the events surrounding the 1919 World Series werecomplicated than many of us believe, he perhaps does the job too well This fractured compilation of research, with its scattered timeline consisting of multiple trials, its assortment of both period and contemporary writers rarely and inconsistently identified and unwelcome insertion of what ifs and hypotheticals is wrapped up in the conclusion with a metaphor from a Peanu While I applaud the author for tackling the topic and showing that the events surrounding the 1919 World Series werecomplicated than many of us believe, he perhaps does the job too well This fractured compilation of research, with its scattered timeline consisting of multiple trials, its assortment of both period and contemporary writers rarely and inconsistently identified and unwelcome insertion of what ifs and hypotheticals is wrapped up in the conclusion with a metaphor from a Peanuts...


  4. says:

    One of the best researched books I ve ever read It certainly challenges your thought process on what is commonly accepted as the Black Sox scandal Very intricate with many different characters I was never aware of Joe Jackson s 1924...


  5. says:

    Great book if you want the real story Not a great book if you re merely content withEight Men Out .


  6. says:

    From everything I ve read on the Black Sox I m inclined to agree Shoeless Joe may not have been given justice by Landis He didn t plan anything with the others and he tried to warn Comiskey about the fix before the Series.


  7. says:

    The information is there, but the writing is often clunky and unclear.


  8. says:

    I was drawn to Gene Carney s Burying the Black Sox solely by my love of baseball history and thought that I had an opportunity to learnabout the events leading up to and following the 1919 World Series in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of fixing games.Mr Carney s premise is that the White Sox players were scapegoats used to cover up the fact that major league baseball had for some time a significant connection to gambling that, if fully exposed, would have end I was drawn to Gene Carney s Burying the Black Sox solely by my love of baseball history and thought that I had an opportunity to learnabout the events leading up to and following the 1919 World Series in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of fixing games.Mr Carney s premise is that the White Sox...


  9. says:

    Excellent coverage of the 1919 Black Sox scandal who was in on it, who wasn t, who may not have been, why nobody cared for so long with the added bonus of the origin of the Say it ain t so, Joe story Carney also looks at the performance of the...


  10. says:

    Read this after reading Eight Men Out It doesn t really change anything but it does add some extra dimensions to the event.

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