Cup of Coffee, Pt. 1

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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IÆm becoming a bigger fan of baseball history.á I donÆt have a lot of free-time, but when I do, I like to read books about baseball.á IÆm currently working my way through ôEight Men Outö, the story of the 1919 Chicago White Sox.á One of the major players in the ôBlack Soxö scheme, was pitcher Eddie Cicotte. Cicotte went 27-9 in 1919, but was underpaid and nearing the end of his career.á He wanted to provide for himself and his family when his playing days were over, so he reluctantly took part in the plan to throw the World Series.á The books author, Eliot Asinof, details CicotteÆs past, which included a stint with the Detroit Tigers to start his career;á This was news to me. So, o ...

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