When I wrote my book about him I always wished I’d met Jack Dempsey. Turns out a cousin on my mom’s side — James Milligan — did during WWII. His manager was Abe Attell former lightweight champ and key figure in Black Sox scandal.
The four panelists on ATH today covered the 1918 Black Sox Scandal and knew Babe Ruth personally. Old school? One-room schools. Only one of us acts 12, though.
Column: This stain on the game, some feel, could rival the infamous Black Sox scandal of 100 years ago.
Since 1963, the book "Eight Men Out" has presented a certain narrative of the Black Sox scandal. It is largely wrong. This is a story about the people -- the researchers at SABR, all of them amateurs -- who have spent a decade correcting the record.
On this date in 1920, eight White Sox baseball players are indicted for throwing the 1919 World Series, in what would be known as the “Black Sox Scandal.” More first drafts of history in our online newspaper collections: #otd #ChronAm