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Turning the Black Sox White free pdf Charles Albert "The Old Roman" Comiskey was a bigger-than-life figure- a man who had precision in his speech and could work a room with handshakes and smiles. While he has been vilified in film as a rotund cheapskate and the driving force, albeit unknowingly, behind the actions of the 1919 White Sox, who threw the World Series (nicknamed the "Black Sox" scandal), that statement is far from the truth.
In his five decades involved in baseball, Comiskey loved the sport through and through. It was his passion, his life blood, and once he was able to combine his love for the game with his managerial skills, it was the complete package for him. There was no other alternative. He brought the White Sox to Chicago in 1894, and headed the new American League five years later. Not only did Comiskey bring a lot to the game of baseball, his decisions made baseball what it is today.
Through rigorous research from the National Archives, newspapers, and various other publications, "Turning the Black Sox White" not only tells the full story of Comiskey's incredible life and the sport at the time, but debunks the "Black Sox" controversy, showing that Comiskey was not the reason that Sox threw the 1919 World Series.

About Tim Hornbaker

Tim Hornbaker is a lifelong sports historian and enthusiast who attended his first baseball game at the old Comiskey Park in 1981. Turning the Black Sox White is his third nonfiction title, which also includes Legends of Pro Wrestling. He continues to research sports history and lives in South Florida with his wife, Jodi. Bob Hoie is a baseball historian and member of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). He has appeared in two documentaries on the Black Sox produced by ESPN (2001, 2005), and another by the MLB Network (2010). His article "1919 Baseball Salaries and the Mythically Underpaid Chicago White Sox" was a finalist for the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award, and was the third person to ever win SABR's Bob Davids Award for meritorious service (1987). Hoie resides in San Marino, California.

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Author : Tim Hornbaker
Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
Data Published : 04 March 2014
ISBN : 1613216386
EAN : 9781613216385
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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